Dispelling myths about them also helps car buyers to make educated decisions when deciding to purchase. From the cost of parts and repair to diesel maintenance, these facts help to clear up incorrect beliefs.
Myth #1: Diesel engines are too loud.
For some, the roar of yesterday’s diesel engine is hard to tune out, but modern clear diesel vehicles are much quieter. Direct injection was responsible for the loud popping and clapping noises, but technology in fuel injection has allowed the pressure causing the loud sounds to be increased more gently.
The combustion cycle allows for small amounts of fuel to be injected while the piston rises and falls to help drastically reduce the noise.
Myth #2: Diesel-fueled vehicles are too costly.
Because trucks and cars have a higher price tag and the fuel is more costly, many people are immediately turned off. However, because diesel-powered vehicles are much more fuel-efficient, using as much as 30% less fuel than their gasoline counterparts, the additional cost is quickly recouped.
They retain a higher resale value and typically last longer with proper maintenance, meaning that your small upfront investment pays off. The extra cost can be recouped in as little as two years depending on the make and model.