Tanzania: TBS advises motorists on fuel testing
The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has advised motor vehicle owners to develop a culture of testing the kind of fuel as it has come to their attention that they incur costs for mechanics while it is all about substandard fuel.
The advice was given in Dar es Salaam yesterday by TBS Quality Assurance Officer, Eng Charles Batakanwa, who said they have one of the best fuel laboratories which so far only major petroleum product companies are utilizing its services.
“The public has to develop a habit of sending samples of fuel for test when they find mechanical faults in their motor vehicles, because people have been rushing to their respective garages while in actual fact it is all about some gasoline and lubricants which are substandard”, he cautioned.
He said cumulative effects of motor vehicles using substandard fuel are write-off of many cars which become an economic setback to owners.