you do to reduce your car maintenance expenses? Or how about improving
your miles per gallon (MPG)? Lastly, how would you like your vehicle's
engine to run for a few extra years? A diesel car has many advantages
over the traditional gas combustion motors, but chief among them
is that diesel exhaust fumes are cleaner and better for the environment
than gas and the high miles per gallon also lead it to being the
top fossil fuel for a green environment.
Audi A3 Diesel Car
work by compressing air to combust the fuel, whereas a gas engine
uses spark plugs that ignite the gas with electrical sparks. This
technological difference leads to many of the benefits of the
diesel engine. First, the engine requires less maintenance since
you do not need to replace the spark plugs. Gas engines run hotter
and are less efficient by 60% in the arena of compression leading
to lower miles per gallon.
of these benefits, why is it that diesel engines have been under-valued,
under marketed, and sold in low volumes. Diesel engines have been
improved greatly over the past couple of years so that they are
quieter, generate less odor, and don't spew black smoke through
the tail pipe like the old diesel engines did. Diesel engines
are now becoming popular as people are more into buying greener
TDI 2.0 released in 2011 is sold in a diesel option that improves
miles per gallon by almost 50% around town (21 to 30 MPG). Audi,
BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Chevy, Dodge, & GMC all offer a
2011 diesel vehicle in classes such as compact cars, sedans, wagons,
trucks, and commercial vans.
On top of
the current list of 2011 models being offered as diesel alternatives,
an even larger market and variety of diesel vehicles are available
on the used market for affordable prices. Due to the better fuel
efficiencies, less maintenance, and more durable and rugged engine
these vehicles are usually snapped up quickly and for a premium
compared to their gas counter parts.
readily available: Yes, it is true that diesel is not available
at every single gas station - but it is available in virtually
all major intersections and locations. Chevron carries diesel
at every location, truck stops, most gas stations along major
interstate freeways and more. To locate diesel locations near
you and for your trip, check out http://gasprices.mapquest.com/
which will include addresses, telephones and even fuel prices
for your convenience.
Diesel Car Concept from GM
cars worthy? If you value a vehicle that has a longer lasting
engine, better for the environment, higher miles per gallon, then
the answer would be, yes. If you care about the quality of the
air you breathe and the size of your carbon foot print, then you
will find that diesel cars are a great alternative to gas combustion
vehicles. And some of them look pretty cool, to boot.