A cleaner engine with 44k

It stands to reason that a clean engine is more responsive and efficient than a filthy clogged up one.

And when you consider the amount of miles a typical car travels in a year – the average is 12,000 miles – it is no surprise that mucky deposits clog up the pistons. It must be quite a state when a vehicle reaches 10 years of age, like my 88,000 mile Ford Fiesta 1.4-litre diesel.

While modern fuels are much cleaner, engines still need a good clean and this is where 44k from BG Products comes in handy. Priced at around £20 a can and available through branches of Kwik Fit, it is simply opened like a can of drink with the contents added to a full fuel tank. Three hundred miles later the engine is claimed to be much cleaner and as a consequence four to five per cent more efficient. Over a year this can equate to about a £100 saving on your fuel bill. 

My Fiesta was treated to this product after it passed its MOT with flying colours. Already it seems happier at low speeds with less stuttering and feels more responsive when accelerating. 

It is recommended that this cleaner is used every 12,000 miles. 

Next up for treatment is my wife’s 80,000 mile P-reg 1996 Fiat Punto 1.2-litre petrol.

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