December 19, 2014

Petrol Vs Diesel – The Debate

Many myths persists about the advantages and disadvantages of driving diesel cars over petrol and vice versa, but what are the facts?

Car Cost – Diesel cars can cost more to purchase than their petrol equivalents, by as much as £1000 – £2000. However, this will pay off in the long run if you drive more than 15,000 miles per year and don’t drive often in cities.

Fuel Cost – Whilst diesel fuel is more expensive to buy when filling up, again you will get your money’s worth if you do a lot of driving, as it has a more economical rate of miles per gallon.

Running Cost – Petrol cars will usually have a higher rate of road tax to pay, and will often not have as good a re-sale value as their Diesel counterpart – although the insurance is usually cheaper with Petrols.

In general, there is no way to tell overall which type of fuel car is best for you, it just comes down to your specific needs.

Safe driving from Britannia!