The Extra Mile

It’s interesting to take a look at driving for economy from a distinctly different angle, and to do this we’ll take a look at the characteristics of the Merlin engine used in the Supermarine Spitfire ñ one of the heroes (along with the pilots and the Hurricane) of the Battle of Britain. Spitfires used in […]

Diesel, or what?

Following on from the letter by Sam Connell a couple of issues ago about engine capacity and reliability, I am thinking of replacing my wife’s Renault Clio with a new one, and I’m concerned about the reliability of these new small capacity engines. I worry that the extra complexity of the turbocharger and ancillaries is […]

Electrics and hybrids edge ahead of diesels in used car values

Online car classifieds website Auto Trader is reporting that average used car values in the first quarter of 2016 for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) – which include electrics and hybrids – have improved by £1,502, or seven per cent, on a year-on-year basis.

Supermarkets lead the way in diesel fuel price cuts

Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons have cut the price of diesel fuel by 2p per litre. It’s the third time that this has happened in the past month, with average diesel fuel prices droping from 120.9p per litre last month to an average of 113.9 per litre today.

Doctor Diesel: Spring is sprung!

This week the Doc answers questions on DPF in the Citroën Berlingo Multispace, adding petrol to diesel and snapping springs in a Peugeot 4007.

Petrol, Diesel Hybrid or Green?

Once upon a time, choosing the engine for your car was simple. It was petrol or nothing. If you wanted diesel, you chose a lorry – or a London taxi.