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What Is The Deal With Diesels

by Henri Brand

There are so many different factors that come into buying a new vehicle. One of the most important choices that you can make as a consumer is if the engine will be gasoline or diesel. There are pros and cons to each of these different engines. There are a lot of different factors that will go into the decision of what type of engine you want. This article is going to outline a few of the facts about a diesel, and about diesel fuel itself. 

The Price Of Diesel

One of the biggest factors that could sway your decision is the price of diesel fuel. Now, ultimately, the prices of gasoline and diesel change, but lately the cost of diesel has been much higher than that of gasoline. There are a few different reasons that diesel fuel has been more expensive. The price of fuel ultimately does come down to a supply and demand. However, it is a fact that diesel fuel is taxed more heavily than that of gasoline. In fact, it is taxed at a rate six cents higher per gallon than that of gasoline. However, the price of diesel is absolutely worth it for what it gives you. Diesel has many different characteristics that make it worth the extra money. 

Diesel Fuel 

Diesel fuel is known for producing a great deal of power. If you are unfamiliar with the fuel itself, it may be beneficial to look at diesel at a molecular level. When crude oil is sent to an oil refinery, it is sent through a distillery. The crude oil is heated and different chains of hydrocarbon are pulled out depending on the temperature at which they vaporize. Diesel fuels are some of the very last carbon chains to vaporize. This means that the carbon chains that make up diesel fuel are made up of carbon chains of greater than 15. This gives diesel more overall power.

Fuel Efficiency and Longevity

It also needs to be noted that although diesel fuel may be a bit more expensive, you may get better milage per gallon if you are driving a diesel engine. The high power that is obtained from using diesel fuel also allows for better MPG. Lastly but certainly not least, is the fact that because the power from diesel is so high diesel engines are usually built extremely tough. They are built to withstand a great deal of pressure, and thus are very tough. They usually last many more miles than a standard gasoline engine.