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Diesel car WARNING – Why owning a diesel in cold weather could cost you £200 in repairs

The over the past few days have led to thousands of breakdowns. 

In fact, over the past three days around £10 million worth of damage has been caused by the adverse weather conditions.

Thousands of motorists are being left stranded or being faced with dealing with repairs. 

Figures revealed by the RAC has shown that diesel fuel filters are getting clogged. 

In fact the amount of reports of cases of these filters being clogged has tripled over this week, as a result of the weather. 

What these blockages mean is that cars could lose power and even be stopped from working. 

The cold weather only exacerbates this and can turbocharge the process. 

Repairs of these systems can cost in the region of £200. 

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is very worrying considering winter grade diesel contains an additive to prevent this from happening in very low temperatures.”

On average the RAC reports an averaged of 800 fuel-filter breakdowns every month which rises up to 1,500 over the winter months.

It is typically advised that these filters are replaced after between 20,000 and 40,000 miles, but due to their location on a car they can usually get clogged up early. 


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