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Experts warn against fuel pills promoted amid high petrol prices in South Africa

Published on 17/08/2022 at 16:53

With petrol prices reaching record highs in South Africa, social media users have been sharing promotional videos for so-called “eco tablets”. Shaped like a pill, these products are sold online by agents who claim they improve a vehicle’s fuel consumption when added to a fuel tank. However, energy experts caution against their use, warning these and similar additives could damage an engine in the long run and void a car’s warranty.