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Interview Question for a Mechanical Engineer: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using LPG in a Car?

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Interview Question Mechanical EngineerNo matter how often you’ve heard this question, it doesn’t hurt to go back to the basics. And there’s no limit to perfecting your craft as a mechanical engineer. Let’s cover the positives and drawbacks of LPG for cars.

Here are some of the advantages of using LPG for cars:

Cost efficient. To date,using LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is 50% cheaper than regular gasoline. Because of gas price hikes, more people are becoming more open to using LPG for their vehicles.

Reduces exhaust emissions. LPG for cars is a definite option for those who want to go green because it produces fewer emissions.

Higher octane rating. LPG has an octane rating of 108 compared to petrol’s numbers, which vary by location.

While LPG has positives, there are some disadvantages:

Poor Availability. Compared to petrol and diesel, LPG isn’t readily available. Few service stations offer LPG for vehicles.

Expensive Installation. The costs to converta vehicle to use LPG can exceed $3,000.

Bulky tank. If you have a new car, you may have to spend more money in order to fit a LPG tank inside the vehicle.

Engine easily overheats. Using LPG is not recommended for long trips, as the engine tends to overheat easily.

Now that you’ve reviewed a few points on LPG for vehicles, feel free to draft a sample answer to the interview question above. Doing this helps you organize your thoughts clearly, with a mechanical engineer’s perspective at the forefront. Writing down your response will help target the points you need to emphasize.

At the interview, let the direction of the questions guide what points you most want to highlight. The more focused you are, the more you’ll stand out.

The key to acing your job interview is to keep it simple. State the obvious and give your interviewer the answer he or she wants to hear. Your clarity and focus will pay off.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.