Why Buy a Truck With a Diesel Engine | Lugoff, SC

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Deciding between a gas- or diesel-powered truck in Lugoff, South Carolina? Here are some reasons to go with diesel.

Key advantages of diesel engines

Diesel engines are better at towing than their gas-powered counterparts because they have excellent low-end torque. A diesel-equipped truck has an enhanced ability to accelerate at low rpm levels, which means that you can tow even the heaviest of loads with ease.

Longevity is another key reason to choose diesel. Stronger engine blocks and internal components are two factors that contribute to a diesel engine’s lifespan, which is generally longer than that of a gas engine. In fact, it’s common for a well-maintained diesel truck to last for three decades or more.

A diesel truck will also give you a better resale value down the road when the time comes to sell or trade in at Lugoff Chevrolet Buick GMC. That means you can expect to have a bit more cash to put toward your next truck.

If you do a lot of highway driving, diesel is the better choice. A diesel engine tends to get more miles per gallon when cruising on the interstate than gas engines do.

Key perks of the Duramax® Turbo-Diesel

When it comes to balancing power, capability, and efficiency, no diesel engine is better fit for the job than Duramax®. Case in point: the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel offered on the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500, available now at Lugoff Chevrolet Buick GMC. You can also get this engine on the GMC Sierra 1500, if you prefer this truck to the Silverado.

General Motors builds the Duramax® with sound-absorbing materials, a balanced internal design, improved exhaust tuning, and precision fuel metering. That means the engine works quietly and smoothly to deliver optimum efficiency and power.

Not only does it yield up to 460 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to tow up to 9,500 pounds, but the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel pairs with a 10-speed transmission for excellent response behind the wheel.* A variable intake manifold and stop/start technology enables the Duramax® to achieve superb fuel economy. It boasts up to 33 mpg on the highway and a maximum highway range of 726 miles.**

Stop by Lugoff Chevrolet Buick GMC to browse our current selection of Chevy and GMC diesel trucks. Or contact one of our Sales Department staff to learn more about the Duramax® Turbo-Diesel available on the 2021 Silverado 1500.

*Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed 2WD or Crew Cab Short Bed 2WD and Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

**EPA estimated. Silverado 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.

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