It's the age-old question: should you go for a diesel engine when investing in a new truck, or stick to gasoline?
You're bound to have been told about the pros and cons of diesel engines - but we're all about the pros.
Read on for our 7 reasons we think you SHOULD take the plunge and go diesel.
1. Miles and Miles
Diesel engines are a better value when it comes to mileage. This is particularly helpful when it comes to larger, heavy-duty vehicles.
Trucks with a diesel engine often offer the driver 25-30% better fuel economy than a gas engine and so fuel economy is more effective.
This, in turn, proves more cost-effective, which is always a great reason to start off a pro list.
Diesel fuel is energy dense. This is due to the fact that it reuses energy, unlike gasoline. As a result, it's economically more efficient.
3. Turbo Power
This is the key element of a diesel engine that makes it stand out over gasoline.
In a gas truck, turbochargers aren't included, so the vehicle's exhaust immediately heads for the tailpipe. In diesel cars, turbochargers push clean air into the engine and use the exhaust gasses to drive itself.
The turbocharger uses its turbine wheel within the same pipe as a compressor wheel, which means exhaust gasses are always required so that they can formulate air into the engine.
As a result, thermal engine efficiency is greater in a diesel vehicle.
Diesel engines are more robust, and they are built this way in order to withstand high compression.
Because of this, they won't wear out quickly - and, in theory, won't require many major repairs.
Some may even last up to 900,000 miles. Whether you want the same truck for that long is up to you, but at least you've got the option with a diesel engine truck.
Torque measures the force that can cause an object to rotate about an axis. Thanks to the process a diesel engine uses to burn fuel, there's more torque entering the driveshaft.
This means the vehicle will be faster. An added benefit is the fact that the larger machines can out-tow gas-powered trucks. You still won't have to sacrifice fuel economy, however.
Another benefit to this type of engine is the industry is ever-changing, and being constantly improved.
This is partly due to pressures from government bodies to clean up the planet, which means every-day use business and passenger vehicles are leaning toward efficiency and eco-friendliness.
This means you're likely to be able to upgrade your truck or add-on extra applications or accessories to improve your existing one.
Many equate diesel engines with loud noise.
This is a myth that the aforementioned ever-evolving industry has addressed and dealt with.
These days, there's little difference between the noise a diesel engine makes and the sound of a gas-powered vehicle.
Diesel Engines: Everything You Could Want... and More
If you enjoyed reading these 7 perks to diesel engines you'll love the rest of what our blog has to offer.
What's your top reason for loving diesel? Drop us a line below!