How to Choose and Use Additives in Diesel Fuel?

Lubricating additives. These additives are relevant in the winter season when there is a high probability of refueling with diesel fuel with the addition of kerosene. The additive can be used regularly - add to the tank every 3-5 gas stations. It can also be used with signs of pouring low-quality fuel, but in such cases, it is better to use universal compounds.

Cetane enhancing additives. These additives can be used at any time of the year when signs of refueling with low-quality fuel appear - poor engine starting, high exhaust smoke, etc. Cetane correctors are especially relevant for long trips away from large gas station chains; you should always keep a jar of such a tool in reserve. Find more information at

Antigels. Such additives are most relevant in the off-season - in early spring and late autumn. At this time, not all gas stations manage to change the type of diesel fuel (from summer to winter and vice versa), and there is a high probability of refueling with the wrong type of fuel. It is recommended that you always have these products in your car and add them to the tank if you are not sure about the quality of the refueling.

Cleansing and protective additives. Protective additives can be used regularly, adding them to the tank after a certain number of refueling (3-5 or in a different interval specified by the manufacturer). And it is better to fill in the cleaning additives when there are signs of clogging of the fuel system with paraffins or other fuel components - difficult start-up and unstable engine operation, increased exhaust smoke and others.

Universal additives. These are “emergency" means that should be kept in the car and used after refueling with low-quality diesel fuel (especially in the summer, in the winter it is better to use the cetane correctors and anti-gels discussed above). Universal means should be poured into the tank in case of unexpected deterioration in engine operation after refueling - with difficult start-up, unstable operation, floating speeds, high exhaust smoke, power drop, etc.

General recommendations for the use of diesel fuel additive. To achieve the desired effect, additives must be used correctly - exactly as indicated in the instructions. Particularly, the concentration of the drug should be monitored - it is not recommended to exceed it, since this can impair the quality of the fuel. With the correct use of additives you will achieve the desired effect, ensure the normal operation of the engine and protect yourself from unnecessary costs.

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