What Are the Benefits of Driving an Automobile With a Diesel Engine?

CAR FIX in Maryville works on both gasoline-powered and diesel automobiles. You may have heard that diesel is the way to go, especially since it is cleaner than it used to be. We aren’t going to tell you what type of automobile to purchase, but we will list the benefits of driving an automobile with a diesel engine below. This is just for information purposes only.

Fantastic Fuel Mileage

One huge advantage of a diesel engine is that it gets better fuel mileage than a gasoline engine does. In fact, newer diesel automobiles get such good gas mileage that they rival hybrids. Many diesel engines get 25 percent to 30 percent more miles to the gallon than gasoline engines do. With everyone trying to save money where they can these days, this is an excellent advantage for the diesel engine.

Energy-Dense Fuel

The reason why diesel engines get such good gas mileage is that the fuel is energy-dense. What this means is that one gallon of diesel fuel will produce more energy than one gallon of gasoline. As such, the engine does not use as much fuel to produce power. Again, this can translate into as much as 30 percent more miles out of a full tank of diesel fuel.

No Ignition Tune-Ups

Diesel engines also do not have spark plugs or distributors. This means you won’t have to worry about ignition tune-ups. Don’t get us wrong because you will need to maintain your diesel engine. This being said, you can cross ignition tune-ups off the list of services that need to be performed. Diesel engines use glow plugs instead of spark plugs and these plugs last longer.

Rugged Build That Lasts

A diesel engine produces a ton of heat and combustion. As such, these engines are built to withstand excessive conditions. The record for a diesel engine’s longevity is 900,000 miles. You probably won’t get that much mileage out of your diesel engine, but if you take good care of it, you can certainly count on it for years to come because it is built to last.

More Torque/Power

Finally, the reason why you see diesel engines in big rigs is that they produce more torque and thereby are more powerful. You will be able to pick up speed from a stopped position quicker if you are driving a diesel engine. The engines can also handle heavy-duty jobs such as towing things much better.

No matter what you drive, you can count on CAR FIX in Maryville, TN, for all of your automotive service and repair needs including diesel engine services and repairs.

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