Engines are the heart of every vehicle and are used as a main criteria when on a hunt for a new vehicle. Drivers are often torn apart when they have to choose between the most common options - petrol and diesel. There some distinct differences between the two engines and especially in their maintenance (which, by the way, plays major role when it comes to calculating the costs). 

Let's focus on the maintenance of a diesels. There are few quite important steps to follow in order to get the job done. 
 
1.Always check the glowing plugs and the cables connected to them.
 
2.Keep a close on those engine seals.
Due to the harsh working conditions, the material they are made of starts falling apart which may lead to big troubles if n the problem is not caught on time. 

3. Filters play an important role for the good health of every vehicle.
Diesels' filters tend to clog more frequently - meaning they have to be checked upon frequently, cleaned out or replaced when needed.
 
4.Inspecting the cooling system is crucial, specially the condition of all the hoses, seals and the coolant's condition.
 
5.Mechanics say that diesels cannot tolerate most fuel additives on the market.
Yet they need them. So instead of experimenting, every diesel owner should first consult with their Owner's manual and see what the manufacturer has recommended. Adding the right additive will help your engine live longer, and so would the car itself.

6.Most people underestimate the signals on their car's dashboards.
Huge mistake, especially when driving diesel. When such visual or audible signalization occurs it is a must to be inspected - it might save lots of money and nerves.
 
That was just a short roundup of the pivotal maintenance elements every diesel car owner must follow if the intend is to keep the car in good shape for a long period of time. 
 
According to the latest researches, despite the ongoing emission scandals and banns, diesel vehicles are still one of the most preferred types of cars, especially in some parts of Europe. So what makes diesel-fuelled cars so popular?
 
The first and maybe most common reason for that is the fuel price. Diesel comes cheaper compared to the petrol when it comes to a everyday commute. The next best reason is the power that comes with this type of automobile. Diesel's clutch feels more responsive and lither, compared with its petrol rival. Usually, if well taken care of, this type of engine would last longer than expected. 
 
However, owning such machine has also some disadvantages. Most notable cons are the complicated structure of vehicle's system; the annoyingly slow ignition during cold winters and the high price tag of the vehicle itself. 
 
 
Author: Diyana Ilieva