Do fuel and engine treatments really work?

People charge for all sorts of unnecessary services nowadays, so how do we know fuel and engine treatments aren’t just another money-wasting scheme? Well, scientific studies show that flushing out your engine can help cut your fuel emissions and make your car more economical. That’s a win for the planet and a major win for your pocket!

How do fuel and engine treatments work?

Chemicals are poured into the engine, which is left running for a few minutes to make sure the cleaning fluid gets into all the nooks and crannies. The chemicals are then emptied out and new engine oil is added. This gets rid of musty old oil and clears out any gunky mess that’s built up inside your engine, all the way from the tank to the exhaust pipe.

At IN’n’OUT, we use Bluechem who provide us the supplements for our Fuel Save Treatment (£19.95) and Engine Performance Flush (£19.95) which are like miracle formula for dissolving dirty deposits. Bluechem is very effective, giving your engine a thorough clear-out every time.

What are the benefits?

Your engine is like a chemical melting pot, so it creates all sorts of sludge build-up and blockages. Fuel and engine treatments are the only effective way to remove them, and here are some of the other benefits:

  • Better car performance
  • Cheaper fuel bills
  • Lower carbon emissions
  • Problem prevention and fewer repairs
  • Longer engine life
  • Fewer breakdowns
How long does it take?

Cleaning your engine out shouldn’t take long if it’s carried out by trained mechanics. If you bring your car to IN’n’OUT, it’ll take us less than 45 minutes to do your fuel and engine treatments. You can relax in our comfortable waiting room while we do the dirty work.

How often should I get an oil flush and fuel treatment?

There’s no hard and fast rule, but it’s worth getting your fuel and engine treatments done when you change your oil to get rid of sludge and other contaminants. That way you’re giving the whole system a good old clean and won’t contaminate the new oil.

The older your car is, the more chance there is of nasty build-up, and the longer you leave it between oil changes the more likely you are to need an engine flush. We recommend getting it done once a year, so it’s definitely worth asking when you bring your car in for its regular service or MOT.

Can’t I just use performance-enhanced fuel?

Petrol and diesel with special additives claim to reduce build-up and improve fuel economy, but according to Which? they rarely provide the benefits promised and cost a fair whack more. They certainly won’t clean your engine out as well the fuel and engine treatment we’ll give you at IN’n’OUT.

Is it worth the money?

Some garages charge a hefty fee for fuel and engine treatments and use cheap products to do it, which may do more harm than good. At IN’n’OUT, we charge a fixed price for our Supplements. If you want your car to last longer and perform better, do your bit for the environment and cut costs, these are definitely worth the money.

Get your car booked in for a Fuel Saver Treatment and Engine Performance Flush today, call our friendly booking team on 0333 247 9999.