Five Advantages That Come With Diesel Engines

You don’t need to look any further than HCS Auto Repair for all of your automotive service and repair needs, even if you drive a diesel engine. We service both diesel and gasoline engines. Some people prefer diesel engines for the following reasons.

1. Better Fuel Mileage

Diesel engines produced today can get just as good fuel mileage as hybrid engines get. This might seem hard to believe, but it’s true. Many drivers realized as much as a 30 percent increase in their fuel economy. The reason why is that diesel fuel is an energy-dense fuel. In other words, it produces more energy per gallon than gasoline does, so it doesn’t use as much fuel for energy production. This translates into significant fuel savings provided you live in an area where diesel fuel is comparable to gasoline.

2. Higher Resell Value

Diesel engines are known for their reliability, and this makes used diesel automobiles a hot ticket item in the used car market. Many owners end up with automobiles that have a higher resell value than gasoline automobiles. This includes trading the diesel in at the dealership or selling it privately.

3. Long-Lasting Engines

The reason why diesel engines are known for their reliability is that they are long-lasting. These engines produce higher heat and compression ratios than gasoline engines do. As such, they are built to withstand the extreme conditions going on inside of the engine. These engines are incredibly durable and can last for hundreds of thousands of miles. In fact, the longest-lasting diesel engine recorded over 900,000 miles on the odometer before it died.

4. More Torque and Power

You don’t sacrifice torque and power for the increased fuel economy in diesel engines. Despite the fact that the engine does not use as much fuel to produce power, you will still have an increase in power if you drive a diesel engine. These engines produce higher torque, which means they are more powerful. You will be able to pick up speed from a stopped position more quickly when driving a diesel engine.

5. No Ignition Tune-Ups

Finally, diesel engines do not have spark plugs or distributor caps so you will never have to have an ignition tune-up. Rather, diesel engines use glow plugs to heat the engine for combustion. These plugs last much longer than spark plugs do.

Again, HCS Auto Repair in Springdale, AR, is the only auto service shop you need for all of your vehicle maintenance and repairs. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your car, truck, or utility vehicle.

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