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For people who want a vehicle with better fuel efficiency but don’t want the hassle or expense of an electric or a hybrid vehicle, diesels are the vehicle of choice. They offer improved efficiency over gasoline-powered engines without using electricity or alternate fuels.

What is the history of the diesel engine? Rudolf Diesel from France, created the pressure-ignited heat engine known commonly as the diesel engine, completing his design in 1892, and obtaining a patent a year later.

Why was the diesel engine important? Diesel’s design aimed for greater efficiency than was available with other engines at the time. The diesel engine does not require an externally applied ignition. Instead, as air is compressed inside the cylinder and heated, the fuel will ignite on its own as it is brought into contact with the hot air. As a result, the diesel engine is smaller and lighter than the traditional engine and would not require the use of an additional fuel source for the ignition.

Diesel’s engine was used almost immediately to power cars, trucks, and boats. It was also used to power pipelines, electric and water plants, mining, factories, and oil fields. Today’s diesel engines are still based on the original concept.

Because the diesel engine delivers more power more efficiently and less expensively, it had a major impact during the Industrial Revolution all over the world. Train transport and shipping companies were able to save a great deal of money because they no longer relied on burning coal.

What are the benefits of a diesel-powered vehicle?

  • Diesels are more fuel-efficient than gas engines, offering more energy from every gallon, with more torque and faster acceleration.
  • Generally, the cost of diesel and gas fuels are about the same, fluctuating with the market, although diesel fuel will cost less over the life of the vehicle. It takes an 8-liter gas engine to achieve the same amount of power as a 6-liter diesel engine.
  • Diesel engines are more reliable and longer-lasting than gas engines, with less required maintenance (they have fewer parts that could malfunction). They don’t require tune ups because they don’t have spark plugs or distributors.

Looking for quality diesel repairs? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about diesel engines. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Why was the diesel engine important? The diesel specialists at Auto & Fleet Mechanic can provide more information about diesel repairs.

For people who want a vehicle with better fuel efficiency but don’t want the hassle or expense of an electric or a hybrid vehicle, diesels are the vehicle of choice. They offer improved efficiency over gasoline-powered engines without using electricity or alternate fuels.

What is the history of the diesel engine? Rudolf Diesel from France, created the pressure-ignited heat engine known commonly as the diesel engine, completing his design in 1892, and obtaining a patent a year later.

Why was the diesel engine important? Diesel’s design aimed for greater efficiency than was available with other engines at the time. The diesel engine does not require an externally applied ignition. Instead, as air is compressed inside the cylinder and heated, the fuel will ignite on its own as it is brought into contact with the hot air. As a result, the diesel engine is smaller and lighter than the traditional engine and would not require the use of an additional fuel source for the ignition.

Diesel’s engine was used almost immediately to power cars, trucks, and boats. It was also used to power pipelines, electric and water plants, mining, factories, and oil fields. Today’s diesel engines are still based on the original concept.

Because the diesel engine delivers more power more efficiently and less expensively, it had a major impact during the Industrial Revolution all over the world. Train transport and shipping companies were able to save a great deal of money because they no longer relied on burning coal.

What are the benefits of a diesel-powered vehicle?

  • Diesels are more fuel-efficient than gas engines, offering more energy from every gallon, with more torque and faster acceleration.
  • Generally, the cost of diesel and gas fuels are about the same, fluctuating with the market, although diesel fuel will cost less over the life of the vehicle. It takes an 8-liter gas engine to achieve the same amount of power as a 6-liter diesel engine.
  • Diesel engines are more reliable and longer-lasting than gas engines, with less required maintenance (they have fewer parts that could malfunction). They don’t require tune ups because they don’t have spark plugs or distributors.

Looking for quality diesel repairs? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about diesel engines. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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