Diesel

Diesel is a type of fuel used to power cars, trucks and other vehicles. It has several advantages and disadvantages compared to other types of fuel.

Volkswagen ‘making progress’ on dieselgate fix

Volkswagen has used the unveiling of the revised Golf to update progress on its efforts to recover from the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions-cheating crisis.

Has the High Court killed diesel cars in the UK?

This week's high court ruling that the government's air pollution policies are inadequate could have major ramifications for the UK automotive landscape.

Record September for new car registrations

Nearly 470,000 new cars were registered last month, giving the UK its best September on record, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

How will London’s new pollution laws affect you?

The introduction of London's new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) could be brought forward to 2019, which may affect used car buyers right now.

What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?

Fuel economy: real-world vs. official figures

One of the biggest complaints drivers have about their cars is poor fuel economy, or more specifically that the car uses a lot more petrol or diesel than the manufacturer advertises. We explore why drivers can't match laboratory fuel consumption figures.

Industry battles ‘demon diesel’ slur

The UK motor industry is launching a campaign to battle what it describes as “the increasing demonization” of diesel-powered cars.

Nine ways to make your fuel go further

Fed up with how much you spend on fuel? Take a look at these tips which may help make your pit stops to the pump a little less painful.

Fuel for thought: petrol prices around the world

How do petrol prices in the UK compare with the rest of the world? We look at the cost of filling up your car around the globe. Where do you think will be the most expensive, and where will be the cheapest?

Put the wrong fuel in your car? Three things to do before you panic

Putting the wrong fuel in your car is easy to do. Whether it's petrol in a diesel car or vice versa, follow this guide and don't panic.

How does a diesel engine work?

What is the difference between a diesel engine and a petrol engine? As a fuel substance, diesel is denser, slower to evaporate and easier to refine than petrol. These qualities make it cheaper, and more efficient in terms of mileage, than petrol. While petrol and diesel engines work in mostly the same way, the methods behind them differ.

Premium diesel and petrol – do they work?

Do premium diesel and premium unleaded petrol give you extra performance and economy, and are they worth the extra money? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk investigates.

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