More Aussies 'switching to diesel cars'

A lot of Aussies are ditching their gas-guzzling petrol cars for more economical diesel models, new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have confirmed.

With the overall cost of motoring rising all the time, it seems that people are doing all they can to save money.

Although vehicles powered by unleaded petrol are still the most popular down under, the organisation revealed that 13 per cent of households opted for diesel cars in 2012 – up from just nine per cent in 2009.

"For the first time, the number of Australian households that opted to use diesel to power their main motor vehicle has hit the one million mark," commented ABS Director of Centre of Environment Statistics, Andrew Cadogan-Cowper.

While diesel models can be more expensive to buy in the first place, owners generally make long-term savings on fuel outgoings.

There are other ways to drive down the cost of car ownership.

It is vitally important that you compare the best car insurance deals, as some companies will inevitably offer cheaper rates than others.

With money being so tight for a lot of motorists, it pays to shop around for vehicle cover.

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