The driving experience is also very good with diesel engines – in fact Slidell residents may not even be able to tell the difference between riding in or driving a diesel powered vehicle. So what are the factors to when deciding whether or not to choose a diesel engine?
One consideration is price. Diesel engines cost more to build and are an extra cost option for most vehicles. So Slidell residents need to do the math to see how long it will take the increased to pay for the extra up-front cost of a diesel engine. The cost of diesel fuel in Slidell is also a factor. There is no clear correlation between gas prices and diesel prices because the refining and distribution systems are so different. This means that the difference in price per gallon for diesel and gasoline can vary a great deal depending on where you live in LA. Just watch diesel and gas prices for a while (or talk with a diesel owner in Slidell) so you can get a feel for how much price per gallon figures into your purchase decision.
Also important to is your expected use of the vehicle. For example, if you tow heavy trailers or haul heavy loads around Slidell, the extra power many diesel engines offer (while getting better than a gas engine) may your decision. Your highway/city driving mix may play into the decision as well. Diesels shine in the highway mileage department. And the more you drive in a year, the more attractive diesel engines become.
If you a diesel engine, remember that it still requires maintenance like your gas powered vehicles always have. Oil changes, cooling system service, power steering, brakes, tires, etc. – all need to be maintained. Some of the schedules may be different because of the unique design of diesel engines. Your friendly and knowledgeable Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories will be able to help you properly maintain your diesel vehicle, helping it last longer and continue to deliver great performance.