Petrol, the illegal saving trick: you walk practically for free

There is a new way to save a lot on gasoline. Unfortunately, this is not a legal method, and the penalties are quite expensive. In any case, let’s see what it is.

There shopping for gasoline is among the most warned, in the current crisis scenario, for an Italian family. It will therefore not be a coincidence if, in this period, a trick to power the car almost for free is circulating, or has become better known.

In times of crisis, a trick to save on gasoline is used in this period, but it is still illegal.

It is true that many of those who have used it have been for one situation from needbut it is good to remember that we discuss it a illustrative purpose of the phenomenonas the same is illegal.

Everything focuses on the use of the FAP, the particulate filter fitted to new generation cars. It takes this name in the cars that go to dieselwhile it is indicated by the acronym GPF (from Gasoline Particulate Filter). Its function is aimed at a yield highly sustainable by the car, as it serves not to disperse many harmful particles into the air, polluting particles deriving from the combustion fuel.

It is calculated, in particular, that each filter of this type, mandatory for the vehicles that keep it equipped, is able to hold back about 70% of emissions pollutants. However, this will affect consumption. In particular, the mechanism in question, although highly eco-sustainable, has a certain cost in terms ofefficiency. In other words, with the same petrol, it tends to have a shorter duration than the full tank. This is how several motorists have thought of taking it off.

The sanctions

Without the particulate filter, you gain in terms of lower fuel consumption, but watch out for the penalties!

Not to be overlooked is the sanctions mechanism. In the event that you are surprised with your vehicle without the supplied filter, in fact, thefine can go from 422 to 1,697 euros. But, in concrete terms, how do you risk it?

As already pointed out, this is a measure to contain emissions, capable of retaining most of them. It follows that without it, the same results will not be obtained, and therefore will result many emissions more pollutants, which, to a certain extent, inevitably become also visible. Now, the agents of the Stradale who pay attention to emissions “out of measure” compared to the hybrid vehicle, or new generation petrol, will not be able to fail to carry out a related control of the vehicle.

In this regard, there would be not only the fine to be taken into account, but also the seizure of the Registration Card (Booklet). As for the fine, also the seizure of the document, without which one cannot circulate, is subject to variability over time, and depends on the severity of the infringement.

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