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Should I sell my diesel car?

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Are you thinking of selling your diesel car but aren’t sure if it’s the right time?

Do you want to make an informed decision about selling but feel you don’t have the right information yet?

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Top 5 reasons to sell your diesel car

As a diesel car owner, it is important to consider the current market trends and future regulations before you make any decisions about your vehicle. Read on to find out five key reasons why selling your diesel car might actually be one of the best decisions for you, your health, the environment, and your bank account


1. Dwindling market demand

Let’s talk about the decrease in diesel sales in recent years. With consumers prioritising reducing their carbon emissions, many are choosing to opt for electric, hybrid, or petrol equivalents instead.

This means people just aren’t looking to buy a diesel car. This decrease in demand for diesel cars has led to a drop in their resale value. If you’re thinking of selling your diesel car soon, you might not get as much money for it as you would have a few years ago, and you might not get even less if you decide to sell in a few more years. To get the most money out of a sale, it would make more financial sense to sell it as soon as possible to get ahead of this trend.

2. Changes to city life

When it comes to city driving, diesel cars are not the best. Many cities and countries have begun implementing restrictions on diesel vehicles in an effort to improve air quality and reduce pollution.

These may limit when and where you can drive your diesel car, making it an inconvenient car to have. For example, some cities have even implemented clean air zones, where only electric vehicles or vehicles with certain emission standards are allowed to drive.

This means that if you own a diesel car that does not meet these standards, you may not be able to drive it in certain areas.

3. The cost to your pocket

The running costs of maintaining a diesel car can also be high. Not only do diesel engines require more frequent oil changes, but they also require specialised parts that can be costly to replace. Diesel vehicles sometimes require additional maintenance such as particulate filters, which can be expensive over the long term.

4. The cost to your health and the environment

Perhaps the most basic requirement of a car is that it keeps us safe as we go from A to B. Unfortunately though, diesel fuel has a higher sulphur content compared to petrol, which can have a negative impact on human health if inhaled. Exposure can lead to side effects like irritation, choking, coughing, asthma and even emphysema.

It’s worth mentioning the negative impact of diesel cars on the environment as well. Diesel engines emit higher levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx), harmful emissions that can cause smog and acid rain. With more and more focus on reducing emissions and improving air quality, it’s important to consider the impact your diesel vehicle is having on the environment.

So, is it worth keeping your diesel car?

If you’re concerned about potentially rapid depreciation, the environment and air quality, then probably not. Why not have a look at replacing your car with an electric or hybrid vehicle. Or if you are concerned about the cost and hope to save some money on maintenance and fuel costs, it might be worth considering a petrol car.

Read our latest guide covering the UK government’s proposed petrol and diesel car ban.

Due to the decreasing demand, potential regulations, high maintenance costs and negative impact on environment and human health, it is more than worth getting rid of that diesel guzzler on your drive. Luckily, our team at BigWantsYouCar will buy your diesel car, and give you a fair car valuation that is valid for 7 days.

With us you have the time to make a decision without worrying that our offer will change! Sell your diesel car with us now.

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