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In years past, most diesel engine vehicles were large trucks and commercial vehicles. But more and more foreign auto manufacturers are offering diesel engine vehicles in the United States. For many people who want a vehicle with better fuel efficiency but don’t want the hassle or expense of an electric or a hybrid vehicle (they cost more, are smaller in size, lack power, and have to be plugged in), diesel is the vehicle of choice. They offer improved efficiency over gasoline-powered engines without using electricity.

Many people don’t understand the difference between a diesel engine and a gasoline engine. They both use internal combustion which ignites the fuel and triggers the motion of the piston and crankshaft to turn the wheels of the car, expelling the spent gas through the tailpipe, repeating multiple times every second. It is the ignition process that is the difference. Gasoline engines have spark plugs to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines use spontaneous combustion from the heat created by extreme compression to ignite the fuel (called compression ignition).

So why do people choose diesel engines over gas engine?

  • If you are one who drives many highway miles, diesel is more efficient than gas engines, offering more energy from every gallon, with more torque and faster acceleration. They are not quite so efficient for city driving, although still better than gas engines.
  • Generally, the cost of diesel and gas fuels are about the same, fluctuating as the market changes. However, diesel fuel will still cost you less over the life of your vehicle. You would need an 8-liter gas engine to achieve the same amount of power as a 6-liter diesel engine.
  • Diesel engines are more durable and longer-lasting than gas engines, with less required maintenance (they have fewer parts that could malfunction) while providing reliable operation. The weight of a diesel vehicle is also much more comparable to a gas vehicle, thanks to modern manufacturing advancements.
  • Diesel engines don’t require tune-ups because they don’t have spark plugs or distributors.

Diesel fuel is no longer considered a “dirty” fuel. Because of advancements in technology, diesel is now a clean option for drivers who want a high-powered engine while still providing efficiency.

Want to know more about why do people choose diesel engines? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about diesel engine repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Why do people choose diesel engines over gas engines? The diesel specialists at Auto & Fleet Mechanic can give you information about diesel engine repair.

In years past, most diesel engine vehicles were large trucks and commercial vehicles. But more and more foreign auto manufacturers are offering diesel engine vehicles in the United States. For many people who want a vehicle with better fuel efficiency but don’t want the hassle or expense of an electric or a hybrid vehicle (they cost more, are smaller in size, lack power, and have to be plugged in), diesel is the vehicle of choice. They offer improved efficiency over gasoline-powered engines without using electricity.

Many people don’t understand the difference between a diesel engine and a gasoline engine. They both use internal combustion which ignites the fuel and triggers the motion of the piston and crankshaft to turn the wheels of the car, expelling the spent gas through the tailpipe, repeating multiple times every second. It is the ignition process that is the difference. Gasoline engines have spark plugs to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines use spontaneous combustion from the heat created by extreme compression to ignite the fuel (called compression ignition).

So why do people choose diesel engines over gas engine?

  • If you are one who drives many highway miles, diesel is more efficient than gas engines, offering more energy from every gallon, with more torque and faster acceleration. They are not quite so efficient for city driving, although still better than gas engines.
  • Generally, the cost of diesel and gas fuels are about the same, fluctuating as the market changes. However, diesel fuel will still cost you less over the life of your vehicle. You would need an 8-liter gas engine to achieve the same amount of power as a 6-liter diesel engine.
  • Diesel engines are more durable and longer-lasting than gas engines, with less required maintenance (they have fewer parts that could malfunction) while providing reliable operation. The weight of a diesel vehicle is also much more comparable to a gas vehicle, thanks to modern manufacturing advancements.
  • Diesel engines don’t require tune-ups because they don’t have spark plugs or distributors.

Diesel fuel is no longer considered a “dirty” fuel. Because of advancements in technology, diesel is now a clean option for drivers who want a high-powered engine while still providing efficiency.

Want to know more about why do people choose diesel engines? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about diesel engine repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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