Young & Sons Detroit Diesel Engines


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Do Diesel Engines Last Longer Than Gasoline Engines?

Cummins-4bt-3.9L-bk-768x576Our Diesel Engine company has been in the business for over 65 years. As many of you may know, we are a family owned and operated company that started in an Indianapolis garage. Our diesel company was started by John Young and now his sons keep the company running smoothly and effectively. With the extensive background that our diesel company has, both nationally and internationally, we have worked with all types of industries and people to satisfy their needs. Our experienced diesel mechanics have worked on all types of engines from CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Ford, International, Isuzu, John Deere, Mack, Perkins to Volvo.

Many of our customers come to us for answers to their questions about diesel engines. One question that we have heard multiple times is “Can Diesel Engines last hundred of thousands of miles?” This is a valid question and as a consumer you of course want to get the most for your money.

While no engine lasts forever, a diesel can last 20 plus years if maintained properly. There are many advantages to purchasing diesel engines. When purchasing an engine, it is dependent on what your needs for the engine are, budget and your driving habits. With diesel engine prices at an average cost across the country, is this the better purchase?

A diesel engine will last longer than a gasoline engine, that is why they are very popular in Europe and other international countries. Diesel is a light oil, which when burned lubricates valves, rings and the pistons. Gasoline washes the oil from the engine parts. They are also a better choice for the environment in terms of fuel economy. They are built to be more robust due to higher compression ratio in the combustion chamber. They do operate at lower speeds, which causes certain parts to rub together less.

They are however are not the best type of engine to have in sub-zero temperatures. They will require care and possibly starting fluid to get running. It is best to store the vehicle in a garage. Keep it out of freezing temperatures if possible to avoid the possibility of it starting up easily.

The Diesel Engines does last longer than gasoline engines, they however cost more and the parts are more expensive, depending on what you need. But since they last longer, it is a tradeoff and you have a longer life span, which in the long run saves you money. But in a long term investment, they offer a higher resale value than gasoline cars and trucks if you eventually sell or trade in your vehicle.

While many people are not familiar with the care of a diesel engine, our staff can provide you with tips to ensure your diesel engine lasts for many, many years. With proper care, lubrication, basic maintenance, a diesel engine can definitely last far longer than gasoline engines. Let our experienced company help you make the right diesel engine purchase, while supplying you with the proper knowledge you need to maintain your engine. Contact us today!

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