Fuel Price & Efficiency News
People in the UK may have the best intentions when it comes to the environment, but they do not always act upon them.
Most people will agree that owning their own car is a sign of freedom and flexibility, but what if you only needed a car occasionally? The expense of owning, taxing, repairing and fuelling your own vehicle is now becoming prohibitive for many in the UK, so what are the alternatives?
With motorists having to pay more and more to keep their cars on the road every potential saving is vital. Recent research has revealed that checking tyres could help ease the financial burden of vehicle owners.
Commercial and personal drivers with diesel engines should have greater support from the government on diesel pricing, it has been argued.
European driver habits are being shaped by high fuel prices, with motorists reconsidering the benefits of multi-litre fuel guzzlers.
A proportion of motorists across the UK are filling their cars up with an illegal fuel substance, it has been claimed. Research from Revenue and Customs found that in some areas of the country around one in five vehicles were found with red diesel inside.
Almost half of all drivers expect to be filling up their cars with alternative fuels by 2020 says a recent poll by a leading motor trade magazine.
The congestion charge in London may result in some used cars suffering from a loss in value, it has been claimed.
Some unscrupulous drivers are turning to stealing petrol from forecourts to meet the rising costs of car ownership; they simply fill up and then drive away without paying.
Alternative fuel is becoming more of a valid option to drivers in the UK as a result of the credit crunch, it has been claimed.