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    Petrol or Diesel?

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    I’ve got a mate who ALWAYS does the same thing ‘because that’s what my parents used to do’.

    >> He always votes Tory.

    >> He always finishes everything on his plate (because it’s wasteful not to!)

    >> He buys a new car every 3 years and it’s ALWAYS a diesel.

    I asked him about his usual selection of car last month when he was in for his triennial upgrade.

    “Well diesels are cheaper to run aren’t they, and much more reliable. And anyway, it’s what I’ve always driven!”

    Cheaper” and “more reliable“.

    Conventional Wisdom

    Is this true, or is it one of those things that everybody say so often and with so much conviction that it eventually becomes widely accepted conventional wisdom?

    I asked our resident expert interviewer Dani to grill car-expert Pete Hornsey what the pros & cons were for both types of engine.

    Have a watch of this short video, then go back through all those other things that you’ve always done just because you’ve always done it!