February 1, 2012, 10:32 pm
i could do with some help please,
my car is just around the 55.000 mile mark and although it has not told me yet it needs a service i suspect that it is due so i would like to know if anyone can tell me if they know any good ( honest ) dealers in the birmingham area that i could get to do the service on my car.
i also have another issue that you maybe able to help with i have not had my car long but i have noticed it is super heavy on petrol i know i am driving the 2.3 petrol but even so it still seems heavy. for example i puit £35 in the tank the other day and drove a 160 mile motorway trip and by the end of this i needed to refill, can anyone tell me if this is right or if i do have and issue and if i do what it could be please,
thank for any help
February 2, 2012, 8:28 am
I cant help with a garage, but your fuel consumption seems a litle high, though I cant really comment on it as I dont know what speed you where doing on the motorway, also the fuel gauge may be reading low if the tank is low if you see what I mean.
The only way to check your fuel consuption is to brim the tank, take a note of your mileage, drive about for a 100 miles or more refill the tank and note the mileage do the maths and you will have an accurate account of your consumption
Hope that helps a bit
February 2, 2012, 8:44 am
You were probably doing 29 to 30 mpg. Did you fill up with branded fuel or did you get it from a Super Market. I find I get 5mpg less when I fill up at Asda's.
February 2, 2012, 4:07 pm
28-30mpg is about right for the 2.3 and close to fords figures