The cost of converting a car to LPG soared by hundreds of dollars in just a few hours yesterday as WA motorists rushed to take advantage of windfall government subsidies.
Gas conversion specialists across WA were flooded with inquiries from motorists who were keen to book their cars in and claim the $3000 in State and Federal government payments.
The increased demand drove prices up about $200 to $2800 at most businesses, with the RAC claiming some installers were quoting a staggering $4850.
There was a waiting list before the subsidy was announced, and now there’s an even longer waiting list and the price has gone up by $2000. Great news for the guys who perform these services, a complete waste of time and money for everyone else in Australia.