There are many things to think about when considering the purchase of a new vehicle. Which make and model do you go for, and what type of car is right for you?
It can be a stressful time as there is a lot of money involved and a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important of these is whether to choose a car which takes petrol or diesel.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and it will often come down to personal preference, but to help you in your decision here are our top five advantages to buying a diesel model over a petrol one.
The price of fuel has risen dramatically over the past decade, so it is important to make savings wherever possible, particularly for high mileage drivers. A diesel vehicle will actually deliver significantly higher fuel economy than a petrol car with a similar sized engine. If you’re never too far from your Ford Mondeo, a diesel one will be cheaper to run.
Generally diesel models are a lot more environmentally friendly than their petrol counterparts. Their engines emit much less CO2 per kilometre on average, and in turn this equates to less road tax. So not only will you be doing Mother Nature a favour, your wallet will be a little heavier.
We all know that servicing and MOTs are annual occurrences and can cost a fair amount of money, so it is important to save on them. There are no spark plugs to change in diesel vehicles so you might find that servicing can be done for cheaper.
Because diesel engines run at lower revs, they don’t need to work as hard as petrol ones and as such their life is often preserved for significantly longer. Due to this you won’t need to pay for replacement car spares as frequently as you might with a vehicle which runs on petrol.
There was a time when diesel engines were thought to be very slow and noisy, but not anymore. Vast improvements have been made to them and they are now often mistaken for petrol ones.