There’s been a heated debate in the car community for decades. People often argue if gas or diesel engines are better. Each engine has its own pros and cons, but one of them has to be better than the other. It’s hard to pick an official winner.
A lot of truck owners are choosing to opt for diesel-powered trucks. So, are diesel engines more powerful in general? Most people don’t know a lot about diesel engines because most cars are built to be powered by gas. Let’s run through some of the common things people might think about a diesel engine.
How Do Diesel Engines Work?
There are a lot of misconceptions about the way that diesel engines work. People think they are rough and dirty engines, but they have to meet the same standards that gas engines do. Diesel engines are often equipped with filters that help reduce their emissions. They are also just as capable as gas-powered engines, even more so in some cases. Diesel engines work well in low RPM situations, which is what most drivers experience in their everyday lives.
One of the biggest concerns about diesel engines is that they won’t start in the winter. Diesel fuel is a bit thicker than gasoline and it can thicken in the winter, which would make it harder to start. Plenty of diesel-powered engines take this into account when designing them. Engine block heaters and glow plugs are quick and easy ways to keep your engine warm and happy. Winter is no problem for a diesel engine.