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Tag: Petrol

Petrol usually means unleaded 4-stroke petroleum for motor vehicle engines. These articles at The Car Expert are all about petrol engines and fuel.

Premium petrol and premium diesel - do they work and are they worth it?

Premium diesel and petrol – do they work?

Do premium diesel and premium unleaded petrol give you extra performance and economy, and are they worth it? The Car Expert investigates.
Skoda has added new petrol engines to its Octavia and Superb

More petrol engines for Skoda and Volkswagen

Skoda and Volkswagen have become the latest manufacturers to expand the range of petrol engines offered with their existing vehicles.
UK petrol retailers look to introduce Uber-style surge pricing

Petrol stations to adopt Uber-style surge pricing?

UK petrol stations will introduce demand-based surge pricing within months, similar to the model used by taxi company Uber, according to media reports.
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Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?
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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).
Volkswagen VW diesel TDI BlueMotion EA189 scandal 3

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?
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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.
Petrol prices vary greatly around the world

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?
Have you put petrol in a diesel car? Don't panic.

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.
fuel economy - premium petrol or premium diesel - the car expert

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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