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Buying a Diesel Car in 2019

Over the years, there has been a lot of debate over the efficiency and effectiveness but halfway through 2019, we are bringing back the debate and shedding some light on what buying a diesel car in 2019 really means.

With increased awareness of emissions and the spotlight being put on environmental impacts, are diesel cars all that bad?

For a start, they are often a little cheaper than their petrol partners which does make them more affordable. Saying this, keep an eye on the emissions as tax can be higher is cost for those cars that emit emissions above the approved rate, but this is only for the first year, after that it will return to the standard £140 tax charge.

In 2017, 50.9% of used car sales were in fact, diesel cars, with diesel increasing its share of sales by 2% year on year.

Typically, diesel cars are around 9pmg more efficient than petrol cars so if you’re covering a lot of miles or want to spend less time at the petrol station, it is worth considering a diesel car as opposed to a petrol version.

At the turn of the year, it will be mandatory for diesel car manufacturers to make sure the cars they produce meet the emissions standards, so if you are going to purchase a new car instead of a used one, it may be worth holding off for a few months.

Looking to the future, diesel is definitely here to stay, even with the introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles. Diesel also has many benefits over petrol, so keep an eye on the blog for our posts and updates.

If you are looking for a used car in Solihull or need your vehicle servicing, visit the team at MotorServ-UK Solihull who will be able to help you.