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Tag: Truck Maintenance

Car Fuses Guide

Automotive fuses aren’t as tricky as a lot of the electronics on your car or truck. They are actually very easy to replace, and you should always check your fuses first if some of your car or trucks electrical systems are not working. What Do Truck and Car Fuses Do? Truck or car fuses help protect your vehicle’s electronics from power surges or short circuits. When your car has a short circuit,(…)

Diesel Fuel Additives: Which is Best?

Diesel fuel additives are everywhere, and there are so many kinds. It seems like everyone has an opinion of which one is the best. Diesel engine fuel standards are very broad, and the fuel that you get at the pump might not always be what your truck needs. Since ultra-low sulfur fuels were introduced, many diesel fuels have lacked the lubing and hot-burning properties that your engine needs. As newer(…)

Can I Use Kerosene in my Diesel?

It depends on your engine. Kerosene will burns fine in most diesel engines without harming them. In fact, many newer diesel engines list kerosene as an approved fuel. Kerosene is made from a distilling process that makes it a pure fuel. This means that it has no additives like diesel does. Because of this, kerosene burns cooler than diesel and has no lubricant additives like diesel fuel does. This means that if you do(…)

What is DEF?

DEF stands for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It goes into a special tank (separate from the fuel tank) on diesel vehicles made after 2009 to reduce pollution in the exhaust from the engine. Newer diesel cars and trucks use a system that sprays diesel exhaust fluid into the exhaust fumes to break down the nitrogen oxides in them. After the exhaust passes through a special converter, what’s left of the exhaust(…)

Truck Bed Liner Guide

A truck bed liner can come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. From plastic drop-in liners to cans of spray-on or paint-on rubber coating, finding the right one all comes down to what you want from truck bed liners. Truck Bed Mats A truck bed mat is a rubber sheet that covers the bottom of your truck box. These mats are tough and they protect the bottom of your(…)

Tonneau Covers: A Buyer’s Guide

Tonneau covers are a fabric, rubber, or leather cover that rests on top of your truck box. They are great for protecting your bed and cargo from the weather. They can also increase your gas mileage by reducing the drag that an open truck box makes. On top of that, they look neat, professional, and stylish, too. Tonneau covers come in a lot of different styles, and finding the right(…)

Running Boards, Nerf Bars, and Truck Steps

Running boards, nerf bars, and truck steps are extremely useful for full-size pickups. They can help you and your passengers get in and out of your truck much more easily by giving you a secure place to step. However, there are a lot of different options when you choose a set of running boards or nerf bars. To get the right ones for your truck, there are a few things you’ll need(…)

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