This is Why You Don’t Convert Your Car to CNG

Converting your car to run on an alternative fuel like ethanol or CNG can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint without sacrificing performance or reliability. Good conversions, however, are expensive and time-consuming. Cheap conversions, however, can be found all over the internet promising DIY-ers “professional” results at bargain-basement prices. You should watch the dash-cam video, above, and ask the two guys in the video what they think of their converted car’s performance.

I hope you know sign language, though. That’s because the two guys seen leaping out of the car about thirty seconds into that video lost their hearing in the blast and, at the time of its posting, had yet to recover it.

So, be careful out there, guys. There are plenty of people who are willing to sell you dirt cheap kits to convert your car to CNG or LPG or ethanol that, for a few hundred dollars, promise “to save you thousands of dollars”. If it were that easy, everyone would do it. And remember my final piece of advice from the last “don’t convert your car” story I wrote: if you absolutely, positively, must convert your car to propane, my advice is as follows: Spend big money. If you don’t have big money, buy a Morgan. If you can’t afford a Morgan, stay the f*** away from eBay.


Convert Your Car to CNG, Go Boom


Source | Images: CarBuzz.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.