fuel consumption

Fuel consumption refers to the amount of fuel that a vehicle requires to travel a particular distance at a particular speed.

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.

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.

Five easy ways to cut your fuel consumption and emissions

There are lots of ways that you can help the environment by cutting your emissions. And you’ll save money in the process. This guest blog by David Petherick looks at the latest company car emissions figures before highlighting five simple ways in which you can cut your car’s fuel consumption.

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.

Top ten tips to save fuel

With the high cost of fuel, many are feeling the pinch. However, there are changes you can make to your driving to help you save fuel.

Five of the best cars for new drivers

Just passed your driving test and wondering which car you should buy? Oliver Kyle recommends 5 of the best first cars for new drivers in his guest post for TheCarExpert.co.uk

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.

Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?

One of the most frequent questions submitted to TheCarExpert.co.uk is "Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?" Well, find out here...

Fuel Economy – petrol or diesel?

One of the most common questions UK car buyers ask is "Should I buy a Petrol or Diesel car?" Well, there's no easy answer, and fuel economy is only part of it.

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