Technicians are witnessing high volumes of vehicles experiencing carbon build-up, according to a recent Garage Wire survey on behalf of EDT Automotive.
According to the results, 77 per cent of the technicians that participated witnessed the problem in ‘quite a lot’ of vehicles or more, with 13 per cent saying that ‘nearly all’ of the vehicles brought in to their workshops were blighted with the issue.
These stats reveal the lack of knowledge surrounding the potential long-term damage to vehicle health that can be caused by the accumulation of carbon on engine surfaces, as well as the more common side effects which include a detrimental effect on power and fuel efficiency.
The results come as no surprise to EDT’s Managing Director, David Holmes, who commented: “Unfortunately carbon build up is a growing problem caused by people using the wrong type of vehicle for their journeys, along with stringent emission restrictions which can cause carbon to form in their engines.”
EDT Automotive’s engine decontamination treatment not only removes carbon build-up, it also offers significant mpg-improving benefits; something that 57 per cent of the technicians surveyed said that anywhere between ‘a lot’ or ‘all’ of their customers expressed an interest in.
The survey results also found that technicians had very mixed reactions to traditional engine flushes: 31 per cent did one ‘with every oil change’, whereas 18 per cent ‘never or very rarely’ felt the need to.
Holmes continued: “The wide range of responses to engine flushes could possibly be attributed to the mixed successes technicians experience with pour-in solutions.
“EDT’s engine detox process uses a mineral based oil heated to 40° and injected into the engine at 40 psi – unlike pour-in flushes – and the engine is turned off throughout.
“Our machine reverse treats the engine, cleaning all components and the strainer, and everything is filtered through 3 micron filters. The fluid that we use is then purged out of the engine in its final cycle, also unlike flushes, ensuring that all fluid is removed.”
57 per cent of garages are seeing at least one major engine repair per month on vehicles as low as 12,000 miles. Costing hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds to repair, regular preventative measures such as an engine detox could, according to David Holmes, “remove all engine contaminates, increasing the longevity of the engine by minimising wear and tear.”
The multi-award winning EDT engine cleaner is fully automated, taking less than 15 minutes to complete a thorough detox of a vehicle’s engine.
Once completed, the treatment improves the engine’s coefficient of friction, allowing the new, clean oil to perform to its maximum capabilities. This has a dramatic impact on fuel economy, emissions, engine health and vehicle driveability.
“Every vehicle that is treated with an EDT machine produces measurable improvements to the vehicle’s performance, which is why there is no comparison between an EDT engine detox and a typical engine flush,” added Holmes.
“Considering the overwhelming vehicle health benefits, why wouldn’t you want to offer this service to your customers?”