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How Many Litres in a Gallon Of Petrol

How many litres in a gallon of petrol?

There are 4.5461 litres of petrol in an Imperial (i.e UK) gallon of petrol
There are 3.785 litres of petrol in a US gallon of petrol
To convert from a gallon of petrol into litres simply multiply by 4.5461 or 3.785 respectively
To convert from a litre of petrol into a gallon of petrol simply divide by 4.5461 or 3.785 respectively

Some examples of litre to gallon petrol conversions

These examples are for an Imperial gallon of petrol: Read more »

Road Tax Bands - Which Road Tax Band is Your Car in?

Motoring has become an expensive necessity for most of us and in the UK we are feeling the pinch.  When you add up the cost of your car, fuel, road tax and keeping it maintained you have to consider lots of options to ensure it is cost effective for you.  Road tax can be expensive and there are a number of categories for vehicles, have you ever wondered how it is calculated or how you can find out what you could be paying? Read more »

Car Finance - Financing a Car Purchase

Financing Car Purchases: Knowing Your Options

Financing car purchases may be stressful not only to your mind and emotion but also to your pocket.  You need to save some cash for the endeavour even if you opt to pay on instalment basis rather than have it cashed out.  Well, of course aside from these two options in financing car purchases you may consider other alternatives that will make the choice more flexible. Read more »

Breakdown Cover Explained

Breakdown Cover is a must for Motorists

Most motorists in the UK are quite familiar with vehicles breaking down on the road. Not only is this a source of aggravation and embarrassment, it can also be a rather costly expense. That is why availing of breakdown cover is a very important consideration for vehicle owners. From a small mini to the widest trucks and everything else in between, having breakdown cover is a must for all motorists. Read more »

When Buying Second Hand Cars Make Good Sense

Buying Second Hand Cars

The math is fairly simple – there are more used cars than new ones. This translates to more choices for consumers buying second hand cars. In this sense the pre-owned vehicles market is larger and more competitive, thus allowing car buyers to enjoy quality second hand units at much lower prices. However, not all used cars are as road worthy as their sellers or dealers may want us to believe. Therefore, due care is needed when buying second hand cars to avoid an otherwise questionable vehicle investment. Read more »

Changing Partners in Global Car Sales

Changing partners in global car sales

TThe global automotive community has been particularly hard hit by the recent economic downturn.The American automotive companies, once considered powerhouses that dominated the industry are in a struggle for their very survival. This means a change in the leading providers of automotives world wide is imminent.

American Automotive Companies Just will not Budge Read more »

UK Fuel Duty - How Much of Your Petrol Diesel or LPG Purchase Goes on Taxes

How much Fuel Duty do we pay for Petrol ? (2012)

In the UK there is a fuel duty that is applied to all Hydrocarbon fuels, including unleaded petrol, diesel, LPG, biodiesel, bioethanol and other fuels that are used in cars.

The rate of the fuel duty is usually set during the buget, and consist of an additional tax that is applied to the petrol before it is sold. This fuel duty is applied before VAT, so whenever the fuel duty rate is raised, additional VAT is placed on top of it. Read more »

Use Fuel Cards to Save Yourself Time and Money

Save Time and Money with Fuel Cards

A fuel card is a payment or credit card used for buying gasoline, diesel and unleaded petrol at filling stations or petrol forecourts. It works in a similar fashion to a normal credit or debit cards with the account either being pre-paid or cleared at the end of each month. Fuel cards are particularaly popular with medium or large businesses who can hand them out to their drivers to buy fuel with. This keeps the administration costs low on claiming back fuel allowances whilst only allowing the drivers to use the card to buy fuel. Read more »

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