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New car sales surge as tax rises loom, diesel sales loose ground

Sales of new cars in the UK hit record levels in March this year as buyers scrambled to make the most of looming car tax rises. March 2017 saw a total of 562,337 cars rolling off dealer forecourts, a rise of

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Hypermiling Top Tips: Top 5 causes of blocked / Failed DPF diesel particulate filters

In light of the recent scandal revolving around the VW diesel #emissionsgate, diesel cars are firmly in the spot light for all the wrong reasons. Sure, diesel cars use less fuel, save us money at the pumps and offer comparatively

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Our top five tips on keeping your DPF clean

In today’s world of ever tightening emissions regulations, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have become common place to help keep those dirty diesels rolling off the production line. Without them, many diesel engines would have been retired in the light of

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London councils get tough on diesel parking charges

London’s Islington council has approved plans to levy an annual surcharge of £96 ( or £1.85 a week) for diesel vehicle parking permits in the borough. The charges will come into effect from April 2015 in what the borough claim will “help

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Drivers urged to speed up to save on costly diesel particular filter DPF repairs

Drivers are being warned of the potential risk from diesel cars in the guise of the dreaded DPF – diesel particulate filter and repairs in excess of £1000. Glasgow-based finance broker First Vehicle Leasing has issued some rather unconventional advice

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