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1. How "PoWer" works:
When one buys a new vehicle, its fuel-port injectors, intake valves, as well as combustion chamber are completely free of deposits. Over a period of time deposits begin to accumulate on these engine parts, thus affecting the vehicle performance. Let us look at the various types of deposits that can affect the smooth functioning of a vehicle.
- Port Fuel Injectors Deposits on port fuel injectors are bad news, due to which the car ends up with poor ignition, rough idling, reduced acceleration and higher emissions.
- Intake Valves & Ports If one uses a fuel without additives, hard and porous deposits will soak up parts of fuel like a sponge. This leads to improper fuel -air mixture, which affects the vehicle performance as well as the CO-content of the exhaust gases. In extreme cases, deposits on the valve seat can prevent the valve from closing properly, which will damage the engine severely. The deposits on intake valves restrict airflow and hence, adversely affect fuel economy, PoWer output and driving comfort.
- Combustion Chamber deposits in the combustion chamber lead to rise in pollution levels, octane requirement increase (ORI) and higher lubricant consumption. In fact, combustion chamber deposits are the reason for a 'knocking sound’, as well as reduced PoWer and slower acceleration. Very advanced engines have 'anti-knock sensor' which can easily adjust compression ratios. Unfortunately, most new generation vehicles in India don't have such features. However with the introduction of additised fuels, this disadvantage can be eliminated.
2. The "PoWer" packed performance:
Blended with specially imported additives, "PoWer" not only removes existing deposits, but also prevents the formation of new ones. This ensures that the vehicles engine remains free from deposits at all times resulting in continuous peak engine performance. However, it could take one or two tank-fills of "PoWer" before one notices any benefits. This is because it will take a little while before the existing deposits are cleaned and completely removed. However one can be sure that consistent use of "PoWer" will result in improved performance from your vehicle. "PoWer" ensures that, the engine will work in the way it was designed over its entire lifetime. "PoWer" also ensures that the whole intake system remains clean, even after several thousand kilometers in service.
For Carbureted Engines Too! Although PoWer is especially beneficial for new generation Multi-Port Fuel Injection engines, it also helps in reducing deposits in carbureted engines. Thus, even if you own an older vehicle, PoWer will help you get the best out of it.
- Removes deposit of intake valves and fuel injectors.
- Control octane requirement increase (ORI).
- Ensures optimum combustion of fuel in engine, thereby Enhances fuel economy.
- Improves your driving comfort.
- Gives you more PoWer and acceleration.
- Reduces exhaust emissions.
- Prevents sticking of intake valves.
- Reduces engine knocking.
4. Certified By Experts:
PoWer, the new generation petrol launched by HPCL was tested by a leading international laboratory in Germany and the results have established the product as one of the best performing petrol brands ever tested by them. It was established that PoWer reduces intake valve deposits, ranking among the best performing petrol brands tested by the laboratory. The test proves beyond doubt that PoWer results in superior performance of the engine, by keeping it cleaner and healthier over longer periods of time. The associated benefits of better mileage, greater PoWer and acceleration, cleaner emissions and enhanced engine life naturally follow.
5. PoWer FAQs:
- How does "PoWer" work?
Over time, deposits tend to form in your engine parts. These deposits affect the functioning of the engine and therefore cause a drop in its performance. PoWer contains additives that not only removes existing deposits, but also prevents the formation of new ones. This ensures that the vehicle's engine remains free from deposits at all times resulting in continuous peak engine performance.
- How long does it take for the effects of PoWer to be seen on my engine?
Since the additives in PoWer clean your engine through usage, it takes 2 or 3 tank-fills before you start experiencing the effects.
- Will there be any problems if I fill regular unleaded petrol when there is PoWer in my tank? How would it affect my engine?
A mixture of unleaded petrol and PoWer will not harm the engine in any way. Please remember that PoWer is also ‘unleaded’ petrol with additives. Your car’s engine will run very normally with the mixture.
- Will PoWer work on a brand new car?
The engine of a brand new car is completely free of deposits. It thus performs at its optimum level. Therefore, PoWer will not improve the performance of your new vehicle. However, PoWer will ensure that deposits don’t form in your engine, thereby preventing your car performance from deteriorating. In fact, all new car manuals recommend the use of petrol with additives, like PoWer.
- There is word around that the additives in PoWer can cause problems in my engine. Is this true?
PoWer contains internationally tested and chemically safe and approved additives. Using PoWer regularly will wipe harmful deposits in your engine out in course of time. However, in some cases, these deposits when cleaned from the engine parts might get stuck in the fuel filter causing a decline in performance. If you notice this happening, all you need to do is get your car serviced and your engine will perform at optimum performance.
- Will PoWer increase my fuel costs drastically?
PoWer is marginally more expensive than unleaded petrol. You will find a very small difference in cost once you calculate the difference on a tank-full. Also, after PoWer has taken effect on your engine, the money saved through the better mileage received will more than make up for the marginally higher price of PoWer.
- Is a higher-octane fuel more beneficial for my vehicle than PoWer?
When deposits form in your engine, the Octane requirement of your engine increases. At these times a higher-octane fuel would improve the performance of your engine. However, after using PoWer, the deposits in your engine get cleaned, thereby eliminating the need for more expensive high-octane petrol.
- What is the evidence to support that PoWer actually works?
PoWer was tested by a leading international laboratory in Germany. It was established that PoWer reduces intake valve deposits, ranking among the best performing petrol brands tested by the laboratory. The additives in PoWer were also tested in the labs of Bajaj Auto and TVS Motors. They have both certified the benefits of these additives and recommended its use in all their vehicles.
- Is PoWer meant only for cars?
Not at all. PoWer performs the same functions even in 2 wheeler engines, resulting in optimum riding performance.
- Where is PoWer available?
PoWer is available at selected outlets in India.
6. PoWer Tips
- Don't sit too close to the airbags, or they'll hit your face if you crash. Avoid holding a sharp object while sitting in front - it could puncture the airbags.
- Children should not sit facing the rear on the front seat. Hard braking or acceleration could hurt them back and forth.
- Do not adjust your seat or steering while in motion. This could be dangerous especially when the car goes over a bump or pothole. The rash movement of the seat/steering undergoing adjustment could cause an accident.
- Do not overtake on a blind turn, as oncoming traffic could catch you unawares. Plan ahead before overtaking a large truck or a trailer.
- Before starting off, make sure that both windshields are perfectly clean. Use newspaper to wipe water off the windshield.
- Do not talk on the mobile phone when driving; even a hands-free device is distracting.
- Do not load the boot to the roof if your car is a hatchback. Zero rear visibility is dangerous when you want to overtake, turn or even park.
- All rear-view mirrors should be adjusted as per the driver's height and judgment. Besides getting the road in the glass area, one should also get the C-pillar of the car to obtain some perspective.
- Slow down when crossing junctions, as the traffic from a crossroad could run into you.
- Ensure the tyre pressure is according to the recommended figures. Low or high pressures could result in the tyre bursting or improper handling or vice- versa. Refer to the owner's manual to check correct tyre pressures.
- Engine oil and oil filter changes are vital: always use the manufacturer-recommended grade of oil. Also, replace the oil filter during the oil change, or you'll still have old oil running in the engine.
- Replace radiator coolant regularly, and use the right coolant: some can be poured in from the can, but others need to be mixed with a fixed amount of water. Do not fill the water reservoir over the 'max' limit, which increases pressure in the water jacket and damages the head gasket. Check for leaks in rubber hoses that connect the radiator and the engine. Branded radiator flush-fluids could also be of use. Pressure-wash the radiator fins to get rid of dirt.
- Your brakes should be in pristine condition. If the brake light in the car's dashboard flashes, check the brake fluid in the reservoir under the hood. If it is low, check for leak marks behind every wheel. Check if the parking brake is functional. If not, act immediately.
- Keep the cabin clean. The best option is to approach the car detailing people to get the interiors vacuumed, perfumed and waxed. Make sure cabin lights, seat controls and dash controls are fully functional.
- Check for corrosion near door hinges and below rubber door gaskets and rust spots in the flush-channel where the wiper motor is located. If the cracks have turned into holes, get them filled in and painted at an authorized service station.
- Keep the engine bay clean and check wiring harnesses for various systems, vacuum pipes, fan belts etc.
- Listen for suspension noises - if there are unusual sounds, check for worn-out bushes and dampers.
- Get your car polished professionally; detailing experts give a coat to the car's body shell. Polishing the car once in a month will minimize corrosion.
- Rotate all five tyres to ensure uniform wear, and get the wheels aligned after the rotation is completed. Check tread-depth regularly.
- Top the battery up regularly with distilled water (not tap water). Battery cells turn red when old. Bubbles in the battery pack mean that the battery needs replacement. A battery generally lasts about two-and-a-half years, depending on mileage covered.
- Always drive in the right gear at the right rpm for the traffic conditions. Driving at low speeds in high gears actually increases fuel consumption.
- Sudden acceleration and braking affect fuel consumption. Smooth acceleration, correct gear changing and braking aids efficiency. Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles helps you drive more smoothly.
- Maintain correct tyre pressure as indicated either on the car door, fuel-tank cap or under the hood. Under-inflation aids handling but lowers fuel efficiency as the car grips better. Tyre pressures sometimes differ in the front and rear.
- Change engine oil regularly, as prescribed in the manual. A well-lubricated engine runs smoothly and consumes less fuel.
- Pollution and adulterated fuel can damage the air and fuel filters, increasing fuel consumption. Besides regular servicing, keep an eye on these filters to make sure they are not clogged.
- Using the air-con is very comfortable, but switch it off on slopes, as it can strain the engine and increase fuel consumption.
- A car consumes less fuel when on the highway than in the city. But pushing the car beyond its limit hampers fuel efficiency. Once cruising on a highway, maintain a safe, consistent speed and slot into overdrive. Once in momentum, even a light foot on the accelerator is enough. Keeping a constant speed on the highway greatly improves fuel efficiency.
- Overloading the car with excessive luggage or passengers affects performance; the car has to work harder than it can handle, and efficiency drops dramatically. Refer your owner's manual for passenger and luggage capacity.
- Fuel quality also affects fuel efficiency. Tank up regularly at one petrol station to avoid adulteration. Bad fuel increases carbon deposits and friction in the engine, giving fluctuating fuel efficiency.
- Keep a check on your car's clutch and brake. Riding the clutch increases fuel consumption and wears the clutch out. Driving a car with jammed brakes also puts great strain on the engine, affecting fuel consumption.
This page was last updated on September 5th, 2014