January 28, 2023

Automotive Breath

Spearheading Speed Excellence

DurAlt Fuel Additive Review

In today’s market place there are a lot of different products on the market that claim to help you get more mileage out of the gas that you put in your gas tank. These products include detergents and many other additives. In this article I am going to review an additive that has been on the market since 1985. The name of this product is DurAlt.

DurAlt came out on the market in 1985 as a commercial product. It was put into limited use mainly by large truck fleets and in marine harbors as an after-market bulk treatment fuel conditioner. Since 1985 it has been marketed in different ways, including some private labels. The two most prominent private labels are the Harley-Davidson Genuine Fuel Additive and Freedom Fuel Additive.

Whenever a new fuel additive or conditioner comes out on the market, its amazing how many of them have outlandish claims about what they can do for your gas mileage, but have very little in the way of backup data. This is one area where DurAlt shines. DurAlt has been tested and approved by many independent laboratories and companies including Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson, Columbia University, and Total Fina Elf.

Here are just a few of the benefits that have been tested and proven for gasoline engines:

  • Increases fuel mileage 8-12% on average
  • Reduces Octane Requirement by 3 to 4 numbers
  • Reduces engine knock
  • Inhibits the formation of combustion chamber deposits
  • Protects against fuel system corrosion
  • Increases lubricity, extending life of fuel pumps and top end of engine
  • Protects injectors
  • Reduces hydrocarbon emissions
  • Improves fuel stability during storage
  • Protects storage tanks from rusting
  • Reduces engine maintenance costs

DurAlt has also been proven to work in diesel engines as well. Here are some of the proven benefits for diesel engines:

  • Increases fuel mileage up to 8-12%
  • Increases lubricity, extending life of injection pumps & top end of engine
  • Protects injectors
  • Increases cetane by 2.5 numbers
  • Up to 20% decrease in emissions
  • Improves fuel stability during storage
  • Protects storage tanks from rusting
  • Ideal to use for bulk treatment
  • Up to 20% decrease in engine maintenance

For those of you that are worried about what effect using a product like DurAlt might have on the environment, DurAlt has also been reviewed by the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and other environmental organizations. The EPA has said that DurAlt does not pose any greater health or environmental risk than unleaded gasoline. They have said that is it ‘substantially similar’ to unleaded gasoline, and so it is no more dangerous than the gas you already put in your tank.

From its proven benefits to the companies that have tested it, DurAlt is a product that is definitely worth your consideration if you are looking for a product that is proven to actually do what is says it will do: help your car run better!