Learn about diesel and gasoline engines, and which are best for your needs!
In comparison to a diesel engine, vehicles with gas engines can quickly accelerate, can travel at higher speeds and are quieter. Plus, gasoline is a cleaner fuel, which results in lower emissions.
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In the past, people assumed that diesel engines are loud, noisy and intended for industrial purposes. Due to technological advances, diesel is now fuel-efficient and has great handling.
- Delivers great fuel economy and mileage.
- Diesel is one of the most energy dense fuels available.
- The engine is more durable and has a longer lifespan because they are built to handle forces and high compressions when burning diesel.
- Diesel delivers more torque, which offers impressive towing capabilities.
- Since there are no spark plugs or distributors, no tune-ups are needed.
- Diesel engines can perform for longer distances and periods of time.
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Overall, diesel engines are good for people who want to use their vehicle for towing and trailering, while gasoline engines are for people who prefer a vehicle with ‘impressive giddy-up.’
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