Why a Diesel is a Great Option for Your Next Used Truck
Are you a life-long truck driver, or someone preparing for your first truck purchase? Diesel trucks have some pretty significant advantages over those using traditional petrol fuel. Here are some benefits of diesel trucks that just might convince you that your next purchase should be a diesel.
Longer Life Span
Trucks are known for being solid, dependable and long-running, but diesel trucks take those qualities up a notch. Diesel engines can last up to 375,000 miles before they need to be rebuilt -- nearly triple the life of a traditional engine. The reduced wear and tear on the engine is supported by the thicker diesel fuel, which provides a natural lubricant that helps extend the life of the vehicle's engine. From a practical standpoint, this means that even used diesel trucks with higher mileage have a significant amount of life left in them.
Better Gas Mileage
Trucks are notorious for lower gas mileage than cars, but diesel trucks are much more efficient than those with traditional engines. Sure, diesel fuel can be slightly more expensive than gasoline, but the increased efficiency and better gas mileage easily compensates for the price difference. You can expect to get at least five additional miles per gallon with your diesel truck over a truck with a traditional engine and fuel system.
Need to tow something heavy? A truck with a diesel engine may be your best option. The improved torque and horsepower generated by a diesel engine makes them a superior choice for anyone who needs to pull larger loads. Plus, diesel engines can accelerate faster while pulling a load, which may help you get out of a dicey situation safely. Long-term towing puts a great deal of stress on an engine, and the improved reliability and longevity of a diesel means you'll be towing heavier loads for longer than you could with a truck that has a traditional petrol-based engine.
While diesel trucks may be slightly more expensive to take off of the lot, the reduced maintenance and operating expenses, as well as reduced depreciation, should more than make up for the difference in price. Aside from the actual cost of the vehicle and maintenance, insurance may even be cheaper for a diesel vehicle. Finally, you'll find that you can purchase an older diesel truck than you would expect (at a lower cost), simply because you'll see such an extended lifespan for your diesel purchase.
No matter what type of truck you want to buy, Cambridge Truck has the used diesel truck options you need. Our extensive pre-owned inventory and guaranteed financing options will get you the truck you need and get you on the road -- fast! Come by today and see how friendly and hassle-free used truck buying can be.