Petrol V Diesel

It’s been a discussion raging on for many years. Which is more efficient – Petrol or Diesel? And what are the pros and cons of each?

Diesel vehicles used to benefit from lower taxes, but this is no longer the case. Equally, diesel vehicles are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter, which can clog if you’re not regularly driving on motorways. Diesel vehicles also are in general more expensive that petrol cars; this used to be a cost recuperated by lower taxes, but as this is changing there’s fewer benefits to buying more expensive diesel vehicles.

Diesel vehicles used to hold their value much more than petrol cars, however with recent changes in legislation, with higher taxes for diesel vehicles, it is expected this will soon change.

There is also a move by many global cities to ban diesel vehicles by 2025, as they produce more Nitrogen Dioxide than petrol cars, which is thought to have bad effects on our respiratory system.

There are positives for fans of diesel vehicles; although Diesel at the pump is slightly more expensive than petrol, on average diesel vehicles have a better fuel economy that petrol vehicles.

What’s your preference?

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