RV camper drives on road with winter landscape
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Winterize Your Diesel Engine

Winter is upon us. Depending on where you live and what you drive, you may have varying levels of experience with “winterizing” your home, RV, Motorcycle, or even car. Winterizing, for those who may not know, is the process of preparing your gear for sustained low temperatures. Diesel-powered vehicles are particularly vulnerable to low temperatures. …

A black 2021 Cadillac Escalade is parked outside a modern home
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Cadillac Escalade Diesel Worth Buying Over the V8?

Throughout its various generations, the Cadillac Escalade has often shared many of its main components with the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. However, for the 2021 model, the Escalade seems to break away, offering more luxurious features than ever before. Despite this, the newest generation introduces a powertrain we’d normally see in a pickup truck. …

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe driving down the road
Trucks & SUVs

Which New 2021 Jeep Wrangler is Best?

There could be a 2021 Jeep Wrangler for everyone. There is electric power, new V8 power, and more. The most notable new models include the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, but which one is better?  What’s new for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?  You can be green with the new 2021 Jeep …

A silver 2020 Toyota Tacoma compact pickup truck parked on display
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Toyota Tacoma or Tundra Come With a Diesel Engine?

Toyota has an incredible reputation for making sturdy and reliable vehicles. Most of the world is no stranger to relying on the Toyota Hilux, but it took Top Gear trying to kill the OG Toyota pickup on the TV for many Americans to understand what the Japanese trucks were all about. Because Toyota makes such …

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel
Trucks & SUVs

Modified Trucks Cause a Truly Shocking Amount of Pollution

It’s not terribly hard to understand why trucks have traditionally gotten terrible gas mileage. They’re big, heavy, and use big engines to make the kind of power needed for towing. Compared to a more aerodynamic sedan with a smaller engine, the typical truck is at a huge disadvantage for fuel economy. Then again, most people …

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 driving down dirty road
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Diesel Worth Buying?

It can sound like diesel engines are a dying breed as stricter mandates are put into place. However, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe still has a turbo diesel engine available. But does the diesel Chevrolet Tahoe actually have any advantages?  Is the 2021 Chevy Tahoe Diesel a good SUV?  The Chevrolet turbo diesel engine is available …

2019 Ram 3500HD
Trucks & SUVs

Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Standoff: Ram vs. Ford

Trucks are an incredibly popular choice for U.S. buyers. Not everyone needs a heavy duty truck with a big diesel engine. But for those who do, there are a few options out there. Two of the primary choices for people that want a big ol’ heavy hauler are the Ram 2500 or 3500 and the …

YAMAHA Outboard motor lineup on display during the Miami International Boat Show 2019
Tips, Tricks & Trends

There Is Such Thing as a Diesel Outboard Motor

Many first-time boat owners don’t consider what kind of motor they need for their watercraft. Depending on what kind of boat you have, you might need something with a little extra power. Enter the Oxe Diesel 150 outboard motor, one of the few readily available diesel motors for boats, according to Boating Magazine. Much like …

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Z71 with trailer
Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Chevy Silverado Offers Diesel Engine Savings

Yee-haw, it’s an excellent time to save on the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC sierra 1500 if you want a light-duty pickup truck that runs on diesel. General Motors is reducing the price of its diesel-burning trucks.  Save on the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Turbo Diesel  GM is providing a nation-wide $1,500 price cut …

Tesla Semi Truck will produce zero emissions
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla vs. Daimler: Diesel Truck Takeover

As the push moves stronger in the direction toward electric vehicle technology, the race for electric-powered commercial trucking transportation heats up. Eventually, electric semis will take over our heavy-duty diesel trucks. Who will dominate the market? Daimler or Tesla? For now, it’s looking like a tossup: Tesla vs. Daimler. Whose electric tech will take over …

New 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black in the desert with a colorful sunset sky
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Diesel Practical for an Everyday Vehicle?

Powerful diesel engines have powered our most potent vehicles like trucks and SUVs for more than a century. Like the gasoline engine’s bigger and more-muscular brother, the diesel engine has long-been associated with capability, not practicality. But while the diesel and gas engine differ in various ways, can the diesel engine share its gas sibling’s ability for practical, daily …

This is a rendering of a silver Tesla Semi tractor trailer on a road along a mountain pass.
Trucks & SUVs

Switching From Diesel to Electric Will Seriously Affect the Grid

The age of the electric semi fleet is drawing near. However, we aren’t quite there yet. In fact, there are many details concerned with the adaption from the traditional diesel engine to electric trucking. It turns out that the transition from diesel to electric tractors for a cargo fleet is a massive undertaking. Switching from …

An employee adjusts a Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star emblem at an assembly line for GLC sports utility vehicle
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mercedes Takes $3 Billion Hit as Dieselgate Continues

Dieselgate is a term often used in reference to an exhaust emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen is often the target of the Dieselgate discussion. But, in reality, the uncovering of the cheating scam revealed a bigger problem beyond Volkswagen’s doors. As it turns out, Mercedes became the subject of scrutiny along with other manufacturers such as …

this Daimler electric semi truck is parked with its logos visible
Trucks & SUVs

Daimler Is Redefining Diesel Trucking

When it comes to trucking, pickup trucks, and semis, diesel engines and the fuel they use immediately comes to mind. There are a lot of regulations. Due to emissions laws, diesel trucks have become increasingly complicated in an effort to keep up with the limitations certain laws have put on diesel engines. But Daimler is …

A speedometer shows the needle near 200 kph.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Watch a Station Wagon Do 162 MPH on the Autobahn

There are those that do not know that a highway with no speed limits actually does exist. It is not fantasy. Portions of the Autobahn in Germany have no speed restrictions. Anybody can run their car all out in these sections of the highway system. Naturally, many drivers of exotic hypercars have been there filming …

Tesla Semi Truck will produce zero emissions
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Diesel Trucks Illegal?

Diesel trucks are part of a way of life for many. From workhorse ranch pickups to supply chain semis, these machines help transport humans and various products both food and otherwise. Diesel trucks have been the subject of conversation for years. Massive emissions of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. When will hybrid and EV take …

A heavy duty Ram 3500 diesel appears to release visible emissions
Trucks & SUVs

Your Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Will Be the Last to Go

With the rise of hybrid and electric vehicle technology, many speculate that vehicles with gasoline and diesel engines are being phased out. Especially as emissions laws and diesel regulations tighten around the globe, we are bound to see increasing changes. The recent California mandate shows that things in the US are becoming more strict, as …

A red 2021 Jeep Gladiator sits atop of rocks.

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Order Books Are Open Now

There is a popular question that has been circulating since the Jeep Gladiator was first unveiled. That question is, When will a diesel engine be made available for the popular truck? Pickup truck owners often tow. So, a diesel option, which is often more suitable for towing situations, has been on the Gladiator fans’ wish …

2018 F-150 Power Stroke Diesel driving on the road
Hybrids & Electrics

Ford F-150 Diesel and F-150 Hybrid Pros and Cons

Trucks, cars, bikes, and more are going hybrid. You name it, and it’s going hybrid. Even the Ford F-150 is going hybrid with its 2021 model. However, there is a massive resistance toward hybrid powertrains as heavy-duty haulers cling to their beloved diesel engines. So, is the Ford F-150 diesel or the hybrid Ford F-150 …

A white Volkswagen Jetta in a turn on a mountain road.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Neverending Volkswagen Dieselgate Investigations Continue

Almost five years ago, the world woke up to accusations against Volkswagen for cheating diesel emissions regulations. What became known as, Dieselgate, ended up throwing Volkswagen a curveball into their future plans. The company had to instead concentrate on finding a way to satisfy diesel requirements with its cars, and to consider how to pay …

Ford transit like this green passenger van come with both diesel and gasoline engine options
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ford Transit Van: Gasoline vs. Diesel Engine

In terms of the cargo van, Ford dominates the market. The Ford Transit is the most popular choice for commercial fleet vans. One of the reasons it is such a leading choice is for the options that are available. Of these options is the choice between a diesel engine and a gasoline engine. What makes …

2018 Ram 2500 Last Manual Trans | FCA-001
Trucks & SUVs

You Need A Ram Truck For The Legendary Cummins Engine

If you’re looking for a truck to get the job done, then check out the Ram super-duty trucks because they’re equipped with the legendary Cummins diesel engine. The Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 all mean business, which is why they’re appropriately built to get the job done.  You Need A Ram Truck For The …

GM Chevrolet Silverado trucks are displayed at a car dealership

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel Wins Award

The Fast Lane Truck announced today the results of a recent competition for the Best Half-Ton Diesel truck. The winner of the awards receives a Golden Hitch. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax took home the trophy from the competition this year.  The test and the competitors The contestants for the Golden Hitch award were reviewed on performance through the …

Citroen C5 diesel SUV vs gasoline SUV
Crossover & Midsize

Is a Diesel SUV as Fast as a Gasoline One?

There’s an old adage that consumers buy horsepower, but drive torque. And when it comes to torque, it’s tough to beat a diesel SUV. Diesels can tow larger loads and are arguably more durable than gasoline engines—hence the popularity of importing diesel Land Cruisers and Hiluxes. The problem is, that high torque comes at the …

2019 Ford F-250 Baja 1000
Trucks & SUVs

Baja Edition Ford F-250 Makes a Massive 1,000 LB-Ft of Torque

The team behind the Ford F-350 Mac Truck is back. Long McArthur Ford, in a slight break with other not-so-special special-edition trucks, turned an F-Series Super-Duty into a proper dually off-roader. But the F-350 Mac Truck didn’t receive any engine or powertrain mods. And with the Motor Trend Truck of the Year Ram Heavy-Duty offering …