Light-duty pickup trucks like the Chevy Silverado have always offered their buyers a choice between six-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines. In an age where just about every engine offering has seen vast improvements in power and fuel economy, you'd have to wonder if two cylinders still make a difference. The following takes a look at the latest V6 and V8 engines, as well as the question of which should be under the hood of your next pickup truck.
A brand-new engine for today's modern cars can cost thousands of dollars out-of-warranty. With a new engine out of reach for many car owners, it's no wonder used engines are a highly popular and comparatively affordable alternative. Used engines are inexpensive and readily available, in most cases, but they can also be a bit of an unknown quantity. When buying a used engine, it's important to know what you're looking for and understand the pitfalls and caveats that often come with purchasing any used component.
If you have years of experience as a truck driver, performing interstate deliveries in semi trucks, and dream about starting your own trucking business, you will need to purchase your own vehicle when you branch out on your own. Semi trucks, even lightweight models designed for short trips, are expensive. As a small business owner, it is more economical for you to purchase a used truck instead of going deep into debt purchasing a brand new semi.