One of the main reasons people choose a diesel vehicle is the improved fuel efficiency. CarsDirect reports that a diesel car will frequently get about 30 percent more miles per gallon than the same car with a gas-powered engine. However, diesel fuel is generally more expensive than gasoline. Fortunately, because of the increased fuel efficiency, your trips to the pump will be less frequent. Even with the increased cost of diesel fuel, you can expect to pay less overall each year. Something to note, is that not all gas stations offer diesel fuel. It is important that you do not let your fuel tank get too low when traveling because only about 50 percent of all gas stations have diesel fuel pumps, according to Business Insider. If you drive a majority of the time on highways, driving a diesel-fueled vehicle could save you a lot of money in fuel costs. Diesel engines excel in highway miles, as opposed to frequent stopping and starting at traffic lights and stop signs.
In some ways, diesel-fueled engines require less maintenance. This is because these vehicles do not require spark plugs or distributors, which means there will be no need for an ignition tune up. However, routine auto maintenance, such as oil changes, along with air, oil and fuel filter changes is absolutely necessary. Failure to keep a diesel engine maintained with regular care can result in extreme circumstances. The fuel injection system can break down and require costly repairs. A certified Jefferson City auto dealership can provide service for diesel vehicles.
Smoothness of Ride
Until recently, diesel-powered vehicles had the reputation of being smelly, noisy, and unstable. Today's diesel cars take advantage of current technology and building methods that make for a much quieter and smoother ride. Despite these improvements, if you are used to a gasoline-powered engine, you may not think a diesel-powered vehicle is as smooth or quiet, as they can occasionally make a clacking or clattering sound.
Spieler's Inc. has a Selection of Diesel-Powered and Gas-Powered Vehicles For You to Choose From
There are several things to consider before you arrive at the auto dealership in Jefferson City. It is ultimately your decision, whether a diesel vehicle is right for you. Whether you are looking for heavy duty and fuel efficient or you are a frequent city driver, Spieler's Inc. has a vehicle to meet your needs! Come in and talk to our trained sales staff today.
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