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​3 Best Vans for Van Life

Apr 10th 2024

RoMiEg/shutterstock Rising mortgage rates and inflation in the rental market are pushing more people to trade in their four walls and a roof for a life on the road. Van life, or living out of a van, has exploded in popularity since COVID-19. According to Yahoo Finance, the number of …

​Biodiesel vs. Diesel: Everything You Need to Know

Apr 3rd 2024

Scharfsinn/shutterstock Diesel is reducing its environmental impact thanks to biodiesel, a biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based fuel from crude oil. In 2022, U.S. combined biodiesel/renewable diesel production totaled around 3.1 billion gallons, according to the U.S. Economic …

​How Hot Can a Diesel Engine Get Before Damage?

Mar 27th 2024

Santi S/shutterstock Heat is necessary for internal combustion, but too much heat can also wreak havoc on your diesel engine. Extreme temperatures change the shape of crucial components, causing them to crack or rub against each other, increasing tension and structural damage. It als …

​The History of Diesel Engines: Everything You Need to Know

Mar 13th 2024

Sergey Kohl/ You might first be asking yourself, what is diesel? Diesel engines are the backbone of the trucking industry, linking homes, businesses and warehouses to the global supply chain. They also power boats, generators and highly efficient cars that get 50 mpg …

How Does a Turbocharger Work?

Mar 6th 2024

Philip Lange/ Diesel engines run on highly compressed air and fuel. The turbocharger on a diesel engine increases airflow via compression so more can fit inside the combustion chamber. This produces more energy for faster acceleration, fewer emissions and better fuel …

​What Is the Best Diesel Oil?

Feb 28th 2024

Ensuper/ All motor vehicles need oil. It adds a protective coat to metal parts to reduce wear and tear and disperses heat to ease friction. Oil is more vital to diesel engines than gasoline engines because they operate under more pressure and produce soot. The excess …