When purchasing a vehicle, there are a number of decisions that must be made, such as the model, the colour and the price. A car is an investment, so you must do plenty of research and be careful when choosing the one that suits you best.
One of the most common questions we get is: "Should I buy a petrol or diesel car?" There are strong arguments for both; to aid you in making a decision, we thought we would share some insights into the differences.
Petrol Cars Vs Diesel Cars - The three deciding factors
There are three main points that can affect your decision and they are the economy, running costs and your own preferences.
It is important to look at the price of each fuel before deciding what to opt for. While diesel may be more expensive, it can run for longer, meaning that there are fewer fill-ups and lower running costs. However, with the current crude oil issues, there is a high chance that the gap between the two costs may fluctuate in the future.
Many people simply look at the price of fuel then choose diesel. But there are other factors to take into account, such as servicing, insurance, purchase price, and depreciation. Diesel-powered cars tend to be more expensive to buy and service than their petrol counterparts; on the other hand, diesel vehicles tend to be cheaper to tax and insure.
Finally, your driving preference should be considered when deciding which type of car to choose. Diesel engines can be smoother to operate, provide a greater driving experience and be more fuel efficient. But if, from your past experiences, you know you are comfortable using petrol, this should be taken into account.
If you still can't decide, get in touch with the friendly and knowledgeable team here at LG Car Sales - we'd be happy to help!