Thursday, October 6, 2011

What is difference between driving a petrol car and a diesel one?

I have been driving a petrol car for a long time, and now I have got a diesel car. When I asked between the difference between the two, the car dealer went into lengthy discussions about how the engine technology is different. I am not interested in knowing that. I want to know how it will be different for me as a driver. What care specfic to diesel car I need to take while driving?
What is difference between driving a petrol car and a diesel one?
A diesel drives pretty much the same as a petrol car except for the fact that it has a lot more torque. Other than that, the maintenance schedule is a little different, and you have to let the glow plugs warm up on cold mornings (an indicator light on the dash will tell you when it is safe to start the car). Plus, a vehicle with a diesel engine typically gets better gas mileage, and lasts a lot longer than its petrol counterpart.
What is difference between driving a petrol car and a diesel one?
Depending on what country you live in, diesel can be cheaper than petrol (and that in its self is a benefit). The biggest change is no spark plugs, which theoretically means less to go wrong, and cleaner easier starts.

It's probably also more economical.
Modern diesel cars are no different to petrol cars the only difference is the engine revs when changing gear a diesel engine is more powerful so less revs are required to reach the same speed typically in petrol you change gear between four and five thousand revs in a diesel it is between three and four thousand revs apart from that there is no difference in performance
To you as a driver, there will be very few noticeable differences.

A diesel engine creates tremendous amount of torque. Torque is what you feel when you really accelerate fast, that force that pushes you back in the seat.

Also a diesel engine works a lot slower then petrol does. If the transmission in the diesel you bought is a manual, you will notice the Tachometer or RPM gauge does not go high at all usually tops out around 4000 rpm. So shifting can be done sooner. But if you purchased an automatic transmission, no worries as it shifts for you.

Other then that,there really is no difference or added precautions in the way the two cars would drive, or care for.

Its always a good idea to leave a diesel warm up for a minute before driving.
Last year, I had my first diesel car after 40 years of petrol engines. Diesel engine cars have come an awfully long way in the last 15 years, in performance and technology. I find a diesel engine to be more noisy and certainly less refined overall but the diesel engine does offer me tireless performance, a lot more available torque and therefore less gear changes and a great economy. And I don't notice if I have four passengers! Plus, switching on the Aircon does not seem to slow everything down like it did with the petrol engine!
No difference; only you have to change habit of getting high pickup of petrol in low speed. In diesel pickup is less.

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