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Revitalising your engine with a detox

Monday 7 November, 2016

Having your car or van’s engine cleaned is probably not something you really think about all that often. Over time an engine’s performance can deteriorate and emissions can increase, both of which signal the need for an engine clean. 

What are the benefits to having an engine clean?

Having your car or van’s engine cleaned can be thought of like having the cholesterol removed from the engine. By removing the levels of pollutants in your engine, for example sludge, you will help to improve your fuel economy by up to an impressive 25% whilst lowering your CO emissions by an average of 69%. In addition, you will notice an improvement in the engine’s performance and its ability to deliver more responsive power. On average, tests have shown there to be an increase of 6BHP and 7Ftlb torque. 

Further benefits include smoke emissions being on average reduced by a whopping 58% after an engine clean, your engine will run more smoothly and quietly and it helps to prevent premature engine wear. 

With so many benefits, it’s clear that having your engine cleaned will help to keep your vehicle running perfectly. 

When should I have my engine cleaned?

There are a wide range of situations when it is recommended to have your engine flushed through and cleaned out properly. One of the most notable ones is if you have just purchased a used car and  you are unsure of its service history. Ordinarily a well serviced vehicle will not need an engine flush until later on its life, however if the service history is unknown, then it’s better to have the engine cleaned. 

If your car or van has failed its MOT due to failing the emissions test, then the engine clean is an ideal remedy. As mentioned before, with the emissions levels being reduced by an average of 69%, having your engine flushed can help you keep your car on the road.  

There are times when the wrong fuel can be accidentally put in to your car. Obviously this doesn’t do the engine any good at all, however after the fuel has been removed and is firing on the correct fuel, having an engine clean can benefit the engine’s performance. Accidents do happen, but thankfully with an engine clean it’s not the end of the road for your car. 

In addition, there are a range of other scenarios where having an engine flush is beneficial, these include when the engine is too noisy, after replacing a turbo or repairing the head gasket or if you simply want to improve the performance of a high mileage vehicle. 

In a recent trial run by the website carsuk.net, they were astonished by the improvements they saw in the car that had been used for the trial. One member of the team was even quoted as saying “the car feels like it’s smiling”. 

Here at Garage Express, we have taken delivery of one of the first 2nd Generation EDT Engine Flush machines in the UK. The process will take your engine back to as clean as it was when it first left the factory. So next time you need to book your car or van in for a service or would like to find out more about the engine flush, give us a call on 0208 905 8788 and we’ll be pleased to help you. 

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Whilst travelling to you you ordered the part, and an hour after my initial call my van was on the lift and a new starter-motor was being fitted. An hour later I was on my way back to work. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Not only did you go out of your way to keep us working, you did it at a very sensible price.

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