At the risk of Dial-a-Cab drivers beginning to
believe that Call Sign is getting commission from advertising the
amazing Ubiee PowerPill, we now have yet another driver who has
approached the magazine to tell us his experience with the pill.
In September 2005, Call Sign used the assistance of six Dial-a-Cab drivers to road test the UBiee PowerPill. Some had amazing results, some less noticeable. But all had improved emission results and those whose emissions were failures, after a few pills into the fuel tank all sailed through the retest. In addition, all had improved fuel economy – up to an extra 10% on their usual mileage for some and less for others – but all had improved performances with their cabs.
Then in the last issue, we were approached by DaC driver, Mark Wheaton (B54), who ran his own tests and gave us the results. Not only did his emission failure turn into a pass, but he was also now getting an extra 60 miles from a tank of diesel!
Now yet another driver has been testing his own cab with PowerPill. Call Sign knew nothing about it until he approached us. Divyesh Ruparelia (V59) has been on DaC since September 2004 and has a Series III Metrocab that he admits he treats like a baby giving it a service every 6000 miles and washing it several times every week.
He’d read about the PowerPill in Call Sign and wondered what it could do to a cab that had flown through the emissions test with an ultra-low reading of 0.75 and which already did a mouth-watering (by taxi standards, anyway) 29 mpg! This is what Divyesh told us:
POWERPILL TRANSFORMED MY METROCAB!
"My Metrocab is almost 7 years old
and I was delighted with my emission reading and fuel consumption.
I’m not even sure why I tried the PowerPill, after all, I was hardly
likely to better the results I already had. But after just one week
of using the PowerPill, my emissions went down to 0.67 and my fuel
has now increased to over 30mpg.
"But more importantly to me was the smooth ride I now get with my cab. As I’m telling it to you, I still can’t really believe it! It feels almost new! Soon after beginning the pills, I had a job that involved the M40 motorway and without realising it, I looked at the speedo to see that I was doing 90mph! I slowed down immediately, but as my cab had never been able to go anywhere that speed before, I was just astonished. Not only was it the speed, but it just felt amazing because previously as you got up to 70, rattles and noise would accompany that extra speed.
Yet here at 90, it was driving like a car!
Sadly, as soon as I realised my excessive speed, I had to slow down
but as you’d expect, driving at 70 was a pleasure."
So will Divyesh carry on using the PowerPill?
"Definitely," said Divyesh without any thinking time, "my cab has new life breathed into it!"
And just to add to our first sentence, no, we get nothing from PowerPill. This has been purely as a service to DaC drivers and the rest of the trade will now be hearing about it.
You can also still order the Ubiee Powerpill via telephone on 0845 095 5514, via their website on www.powerpilluk.com or by post from Ubiee Powerpill, 11 York Way, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9LB
In the last issue, Mark Wheaton wrote that he’d had an emissions test at the Ascott Cab Co. Ascott’s do not do emission testing and advised Mark where to go rather than doing it themselves. We apologise if any embarrassment was caused…
JVBRIGHT NOW SELLING POWERPILL
JVBright have been located at Southbank Service
Station for over 8 years and have expanded year after year,
specialising in supplying accessories and parts to the taxi trade.
"In our experience," says JVB’s Jamie, "you can always tell a good product when customers come into the shop and ask for it by name, and customer enquiries over the past few weeks have prompted us to contact PowerPill directly. We always wait before trying a new product to make sure its claims are sound and genuine. Then, and only then do we even consider becoming a stockist. Enquiries and feedback regarding the PowerPill from our customers over the last few days and weeks were positively overwhelming – these comments
coming from drivers that are actually using the product. This gives us huge confidence and great pleasure in becoming an official stockist for the PowerPill now and in the future."
JVBright Taxi Parts are located at Southbank Service Station, 47-51 Gt. Suffolk Street, SE1.
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