Pickup trucks have a flatbed on the front with a platform at the back used for carrying goods. These trucks are often used for hauling various types of merchandise such as coal, wood, cement, glass, and metal. These vehicles are used primarily for construction and landscaping work and as military vehicles.
The significance of a pickup truck can be illustrated by the fact that they are the mode of transportation of choice for most Americans who need to carry large and heavy objects and loads. The popularity of pickup trucks cannot be explained only in terms of commercial use. It has earned a prominent place in the domestic sphere as well. This automobile is commonly a small, lightweight truck with open cargo space and an enclosed interior cabin with a limited number of seats and side doors.
In Australia and New Zealand, pickup trucks are known as coupes, short for the mini-utility vehicle. In North America, these trucks are generally designated as mini-pickups or SUVs for short-drive automobiles.
Pickups with longer axles are more suitable for long-distance journeys because they require fewer steering adjustments. Although small in size, pickup trucks can haul a considerable weight, especially when compared to the capacity of full-size trucks.
These automobiles come with various options, including engines ranging from a standard gasoline V8 engine to power versions of the Dodge Ram diesel engine, a gasoline V6 engine, and a gasoline/diesel hybrid which are pretty popular among young people. These trucks come with an automatic transmission option most of the time, but sometimes manual gear changing is possible. The trucks have a wide choice of features, including superior strength, comprehensive safety features, attractive appearances, good gas mileage, and easy driving. All these benefits have contributed to the rise in popularity of these vehicles. Even the recession has not dimmed their appeal.
The summer season can be troublesome too. Although there are no robust hale, rain, or rigorous snowstorm, the intensifying heat can be exhausting to all living things and non-living things such as pickup trucks. These vehicles tend to overheat that which can lead to a significant repair—which costs highly.
Thus, Pure Diesel Power gathered all the diesel engine maintenance checklists listed on the infographic below to help truck owners and future ones prepare their automobiles for the summer season: