Conversion of Vehicles to LPG in Costa Rica

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as propane, is less contaminating to the environment than diesel or gasoline. Fuel economy is similar to a gasoline engine. Modern conversion kits offer sophisticated technology that can improve fuel efficiency and performance in older engines.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from LPG are significantly less, so the conversion of any vehicle to LPG is a contribution to the environment and the reduction of global warming. Cleaner burning LPG can also reduce unwanted deposits inside the engine, leading to a longer useful life and lower maintenance costs.

In Costa Rica, LPG costs from 40% to 50% less than gasoline. The cost of the conversion can be quickly recovered, since fuel efficiency is equal or better, converting from gasoline to LPG will mean a $25 to $50 savings on each tank of gas. Read More

Introducing Klympro Car Care Products

If you live in Costa Rica and own a car, you know how harsh the conditions are here. And how expensive cars are too! Whether you live on the beach, in the mountains or on a farm, your vehicle will be exposed to sun, rain, dust, dirt and road grime.  Keeping your car clean is difficult, and it is important to protect your investment.  Many of the products sold here were inferior quality, and the good ones were very expensive.

But now that has changed, Klympro products were introduced for sale in Costa Rica in 2012.  These products are designed and formulated in the US, but not sold at retail outlets there.  They are only sold wholesale to new car factories, new car dealers, car washes and used car dealers.

However, Distribuidor Clean Pro, SA has secured an exclusive right to market these products under their brand name Klympro in Costa Rica.  The company’s vision is to offer these professional quality products at a reasonable price to the local market. Most products are packaged in a 400ml presentation, and prices range from 3000 colones to 4500 colones.

All of the Klympro car care products are specially formulated to protect and beautify your vehicle, and will stand up to Costa Rica’s harsh tropical climate.  Most of these products will build up a protective layer over time with repeated use, providing even greater protection.

Here at WheelsCR.com we will be providing nationwide delivery of the Klympro products to the English speaking residents of Costa Rica.  You can purchase using your credit card via PayPal, or using a bank deposit in our Banco Nacional account.  This can be done online via the Banco Nacional web site, or from any bank in Costa Rica using the national electronic transfer of funds – SINPE. It may done in person at any bank branch too.

Take a look at the product catalog here: KlymPro Car Care Products for full descriptions of the 14 Klympro products.

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Permit for vehicle to leave Costa Rica (temporary exit)

Tico Plates, Exit Stamps for Vehicles

Getting an Exit Permit for Costa Rica Registered Vehicles

If you want to go see the Panama Canal or take a weekend trip to Nicaragua, then your car, truck, SUV or motorcycle with Costa Rican plates, must get a permit to leave the country.  This is something you can do yourself, although someone else can do it for you with a notarized letter.  The cost of the permit is about $11, but it is only  good for 15 working days, so you have to leave the country within about 3 weeks of the time you get the permit. Following is the low down on the procedure, which varies according to whether the vehicle is owned by an individual, company, NGO, government agency, or if it is in the process of being registered to a new owner. Read More

Costa Rica Fuels: Gasoline, Diesel, LPG, and more

Turbo Diesel Intercooler Engine - The best of both worlds?

If you are going to own a vehicle in Costa Rica, a big part of your life (and budget) is going to be spent filling her up.  Here is some information about fuel varieties, the national refinery and distribution system, and the choices you may make in buying a car. Read More

Costa Rica Auto Insurance and Coverages

The hill of death?

Accidents happen ...

If you have done some driving in Costa Rica, you may have felt an “urge” to get insured (lol) .  Most of our clients in the PASS service end up getting voluntary coverage, often mainly for the road side assistance which is valid nationwide.   The following information is basic information on the mandatory and voluntary insurance in Costa Rica.  What they cover and some information about costs.

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