Published on : 18 February 20202 min reading time

Today, the petrol car continues its rise to the detriment of diesel-powered cars. What are the reasons for this? Let’s take stock of the situation.

Budget for a petrol car

Would choosing a gas-powered car still be a good plan in 2019?

What are the advantages of a gas-powered car in terms of purchasing, insurance, maintenance and environmental considerations?

The purchase of a new or used petrol car is much more economical compared to the purchase of diesel cars. The fine particles that carry health hazards, emitted by petrol cars are not as polluting as those emitted by diesel cars. The sale of petrol-powered cars occupies the largest share of the market.  In 2018, the sale of diesel cars accounts for only 6%. If you intend to buy petrol cars.

The maintenance of a petrol car compared to a diesel car

Although diesel cars use less fuel than gasoline cars (about 15% less), they are much more expensive to maintain.

Although the price of diesel fuel is cheaper at petrol stations, according to statistics, the maintenance of petrol cars is much more interesting than the maintenance of diesel cars. The spare parts for diesel vehicles are expensive and difficult to find, such as injection pump, engine parts, brake parts …

On the other hand, car insurance companies use higher rates for diesel cars. Their insurance policy is 10-15% higher than that of gasoline vehicles. The purchase price of parts for the repair of a diesel car is higher than that of a gasoline car.

And finally, diesel cars are easier to resell. Given the higher risk of theft for diesel cars, their prices are then increased accordingly by insurers. The resale of a diesel car is easier because their rating is higher.

The environment and health with petrol cars

Compared to diesel cars, which emit a very large proportion of fine particles that are dangerous to health, the petrol engine emits fewer polluting particles.

The petrol car is therefore less polluting than a diesel car.

It should also be noted that in terms of fuel consumption, petrol vehicles recently launched from dealerships have made great progress.

For small petrol cars, this consumption has almost become close to that of a diesel car.