Buying a Diesel: How to Make Your Money Count
If you want an affordable truck, a diesel vehicle is one of your best options. Not only is a diesel better for the environment, but they are also high-performance engines that cost a lot less to run and maintain. Here are the four key areas in which a diesel can make your money count.
When it comes to actually using your vehicle, fuel efficiency is key -- and the more often you drive, the more important this becomes. Diesel vehicles have superior fuel efficiency, and diesel fuel itself contains about ten to fifteen percent more energy than traditional gasoline. That means filling up less often and getting more bang for your buck. In recent years, diesel engines have become more popular for exactly this reason, and historically diesel fuel itself has also been cheaper than regular petrol.
Emissions (Lower Taxes)
Modern diesel engines can run on clean diesel fuels, which are able to lower their emissions and meet the same emissions standards as regular vehicles. Lower emissions mean lower taxes, which directly correlates to saving not only money but also the environment. Many diesel engines today don't just meet emissions standards but exceed them, which means they will be able to meet any future emission standards as well as the current ones. Lower CO2 emissions reduce the amount of pollutants introduced into the air by the vehicle.
Diesel engines are less difficult to repair and easier to maintain, owing to their simpler structure. Not only are diesel engines high quality, but they are also expected to last much longer than a traditional engine -- which means it's less likely to need a new engine or to need substantial amounts of work done. Because diesel engines are easier and faster to repair, most maintenance costs overall are reduced when buying a diesel vehicle. Being faster and simpler to repair also means less associated costs, such as car rentals.
For their size, diesel engines output greater torque than traditional engines. Greater torque means that fuel burns more slowly, especially when driving in challenging conditions or when towing. One of the primary reasons that diesel engines are often selected for commercial fleets is because though they may be similar in horsepower to conventional engines, they are able to readily provide far more torque. This is for a couple of reasons: diesel engine contains more energy than traditional petrol, diesel engines are generally turbocharged for increased horsepower and diesel engines have a far higher compression ratio. All together, that means that a diesel engine will use less energy when towing or hauling.
Sold on the idea of diesel? Whether you're just interested in learning more or you're ready to make a purchase, we have an impressive inventory of diesel trucks just waiting for you! Contact us today at Cambridge Truck to find out more about the benefits -- and to visit our showroom.