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Why does burning fuel create more weight in carbon dioxide (CO2)?

When you burn a litre of diesel, which weighs around 840g, you get around 2.68kg of carbon dioxide (CO2). When you burn a litre of petrol, which weighs around 740g, you get around 2.31kg of carbon dioxide. Why is what

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Carbon dioxide emissions calculator: diesel and petrol

This calculator works out how much carbon dioxide is released when you burn a certain amount of fuel. The figures are averages as the weights of diesel and petrol depend on a number of factors such as the temperature and

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What car maintenance can you do yourself?

If you want to save some money, you can do quite a bit of maintenance on your own car, certainly enough to get you between major services. Changing the oil All you need to do is jack up the front

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Why don’t we raise the driving age to 18?

At 17, the UK’s minimum age you can get behind the wheel of a car is one year higher than Australia and New Zealand, two years higher than Panama and some American states, and three years higher than Alberta in

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Why does a lorry have so many gears?

When a large lorry pulling a heavy load gets a green light it seems like they have changed three or four gears before they are even through the junction. But not all lorries are like this. A smaller rigid lorry

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Are wider tyres safer than narrower tyres?

Wider tyres can make your car look better, although it’s all subjective, but are wider tyres actually safe for your car, and do they have any disadvantages? Wider tyres are often used on sports cars. These tyres tend to have

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How do you get rid of an old, broken-down car?

Eventually it at become uneconomical to maintain an old car unless you have the skills yourself. Sometimes it will be a cherished family car, while other times it’ll be a lemon that you’ll be glad to see the back of.

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