Q. I am currently looking at a Mitsubishi asx to buy however i am struggling between petrol and diesel. Currently I am looking at the 2.2 diesel as i would be using it mainly in the suburbs with the once a year holiday in […]
Q. Dear CarGuru, I have a young family with a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I currently own a Mazda 6 and a Mazda 2 and would like something more practical for the growing family. Which would you recommend between the following: – MPV (e.g. Honda Odyssey) – SUV (e.g. Mazda CX5) […]
A. As soot accumulates on the Particulate filter periodic cleaning is required to remove the deposits. The good thing about these filters is that they are self-cleaning. Self-cleaning occurs under certain operating conditions – the engine must be at operating temperature and the vehicle driven with moderate load at speeds greater than 40 km/h for approximately 20 minutes. If the vehicle is only driven for short distances, or if the vehicle speed is too low due to heavy traffic, the engine does not reach the required operating temperature.
A reader posted a comment on the Diesel vs Petrol article and I thought I’d make a post out of it. Their dilemma was whether he should purchase a Diesel or Petrol Hyundai i30 (financed using a car lease). There are a number of factors that can determine which option would be best for you. […]