Category Archives: Diesel

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How Well Do You Know Your Vehicle Badges?

We see them all of the time but just how much do you know about the badges associated with some of the world’s biggest vehicle manufacturers?

To find out, take this fun quiz by quality used vans specialist Van Monster — you’ll be surprised at some of the aspects you have overlooked. We’ve also provided you with some background information about each badge in the answers to help you understand the history of the emblems. Continue reading

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About European Emissions Standards

European emissions standards define the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in the European Union. These standards are defined by a series of EU directives dictating the progressive introduction of increasingly stringent standards. Car manufacturers and, for example, business hire companies are obliged to comply. This infographic courtesy of Northgate Vehicle Hire tells the story: Continue reading

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2040: Yes, But Have They Thought It Through?

Following the government’s announcement that the sale of petrol and diesel cars must stop after 2040 a taxi driver was interviewed by some television Johnny. He was broadly in agreement with the idea but wondered how taxi drivers – for example – would manage given the EV range issue as it stands today. Continue reading

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Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0L Diesel – Business As Usual

There are Jaguars for work and there are Jaguars for play. In this case, here’s a car that is the business. The Jaguar XE featured here in R-Sport trim certainly looks the part; the looks are understated yet racy but that’s as far as the performance goes. You see, this model is a diesel and is not designed for high speed travel; it is designed for comfort with matching economy and on that score it certainly delivers. Continue reading

The Future Of Automotive Fuel

Motorparks, fuel, new cars, used car, MOTThere’s nothing new about electric cars and the like, it’s just that fossil fuel has held sway for so long nobody has been much bothered about new ways to propel cars: Until now. Since the infamous ‘Dieselgate’ fracas, diesel powered vehicle have had a bit of a knock-back. People are wondering if there is something in this alternative fuel business after all and new and used car dealership Motorparks have now produced this excellent graphic to light the way forward: Continue reading

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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Car’s Engine Oil

The most important thing to remember about car engines is they need lubrication! Here’s why you should regularly check, top-up and change your oil: If you were hungry, you wouldn’t neglect your belly. Neither should you ignore the dipstick when it tells you that your car’s engine oil is dangerously low. Read on to find out why your oil is so important and how to check the levels in your car. Continue reading

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Cars & Motoring: Help Not Hinder

Whatever the result of June’s exciting general election, the UK’s next government must, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), support logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions and cope with the transition to Clean Air Zone regulations. Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Love The New & Improved Volkswagen Amarok

Very few sequels are ever as good as the original. Films, music, novels, very rarely is the appeal of the first instalment captured to any great extent by those that follow. Where the rule differs however is with cars – or at least it does now. The VW Amarok has long been a staple of the fleet from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Continue reading

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Diesel: Is It The End?

Twenty years ago the car buying public were encouraged to buy diesel vehicles to help save our embattled environment. How naive we were back then; how innocent. Why, we even voted Labour if you can imagine it! It won’t be news to anyone that this was not the greatest idea after all as it has caused an increase in diseases from asthma to cancer, allegedly driven vast numbers of folk to an early grave and sent up air pollution in our cities to levels even higher than the hot air that emanates from Parliament. Which is to say a lot. Continue reading