25 Feb 2021 Jatin Jhamb
You might have heard or used the slang Snake Oil, and it used to be said for the medical products which come with dubious benefits in the late 19th century. The same slang is also used by some people when it comes to oil additives.
The thing with diesel engines is its principle hasn't changed much since their inception, and the diesel as we know it is still the same as it used to before. But still, we see a lot of recommendations from our petrol pump sales representative to add "fuel saver" or "sludge buster" additives at such a small dose rate that it would make your mind bemuse when you look at the price at which they are giving you these Diesel additives drops.
The Truth and the Myth
According to the advertisers, diesel additives work as a magic potion helping smooth out the operation of your tired engine and makes it work like a new one. You need to buy the expensive bottle and pour that engine's Gatorade straight into your tank and mix it up with your diesel.
While indeed, these additives might have helped them in certain situations and with the various engines. The additives from which you need to steer clear are the fuel-saving additives. Even the best of the fuel-saving additives will not save you any money whatsoever, but it might cause you extra money as you purchase its bottle.
According to the independent test results, we can confidently conclude that these supplements don't stand on any of their words, said by the salesperson. Neither will it make your engine perform like an 8 cylinder one.
On the other hand, you might have to fill in extra diesel in your car by almost 50% due to these Diesel additives. According to the words written on the backside, it will increase the octane rating of the fuel, which makes the engine run at a smoother pace. But these additives will not increase the octane amount even to the premium-grade diesel.
What are the Alternatives?
Suppose you are still looking for a way to make your car run faster and smoother so it can last a couple of more years. The first thing you should do is try to maintain it properly, meaning you need to start taking care of it. You don't need to use any Diesel additives if you regularly go for your car's turning and checkup. This will also help both the mechanical parts and the electrical parts of a car work to work in harmony and provide the best driving experience.
So there you have it, the answer to your question, No, you don't have to use Diesel additives in your car to make it run smoother and increase your mileage. Just a simple question with which we would like to end this article if these additives were necessary why wouldnt any car company promote it? Why are these additives not found across all the petrol stations in our country?