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Advice & Tips - How important is your fuel?

Fuel whether it is petrol or diesel and the increasing cost of it can always be a topic for discussion.

Most owners tend to look at the cost of fuel as a necessary motoring expense, and perhaps in that case look to pay the lowest price possible, thinking that they are saving money.

 The general perception of all fuels being of the same quality, wherever it is purchased from, be it from a supermarket or a branded supplier, is not necessarily correct.

Due to the refining of the fuel and the additives and quality of additives put in, can mean that your engine may not get the full benefit of the fuel you use.

The octane rating and quality of the fuel, can be very important for the general running of your engine, also how much power it produces, how well it helps clean the engine and components internally and the amount of miles that you may get from that fuel .

Using a branded fuel of the highest octane that you can afford, such as 97 ron petrol and the best quality diesel, can pay you back in all or some of the areas mentioned above.

With diesel cars, using top quality fuel, can help slow down the ongoing clogging and reduction of the efficiency of the diesel particulate filter found in the exhaust system of most modern diesel cars.

 If this filter were to become badly clogged, to the point that it was not able to be regenerated by your vehicles engine management system, you may find that your vehicle could be forced into a reduced power mode, this may mean that your DPF might have to be replaced and your engines computer reset which can be very expensive.

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