Trucks: Most Popular Articles
It's easy to determine the model year of all vehicles sold in the US since 1980 by inspecting their serial numbers. Our VIN decoder can help.
With the price fuel trending upwards, truck owners are looking for as many ways as possible to get better fuel mileage. Is modifying your truck's set up the answer?
Here's a rundown of Ford F-Series trucks history, beginning with the F-Series introduction in 1948. Plenty of facts and photos to help you learn more about F-Series trucks, and to use as a guide to help you restore an old Ford truck.
Ford made many changes to F-Series pickup trucks manufactured from 1973 through 1979. We've listed the most important highlights to help you identify one model year truck from another.
You can improve your truck's gas mileage by changing a few old habits and staying aware of gas consumption basics. Use these tips to improve your gas mileage and keep the air you breathe cleaner.
Not sure which pickup truck to buy? Buying the best truck becomes easier when you take a step by step look at your wants and needs. We can help.
How much load capacity can your pickup truck handle? Learn how much of a load you can expect to haul in your pickup truck.
Obtaining and operating a truck is a permanent expense for many, but not everyone purchases a vehicle. Let's compare buying vs. leasing a truck.
An explanation of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, usually called GVWR, and how it affects the cargo hauling capabilities of pickup trucks and other vehicles.
Jeep's Gladiator pickup truck was first introduced in 2005, and remains a favorite concept that Jeep truck fans hope will eventually make it to the production line.
Keep your pickup truck's A/C system in top shape. Our advice will help troubleshoot the A/C system and show you how to recognize problems when they occur.
Buyers sometimes forget these must-do system checks when they shop for a used pickup truck -- don't let that happen to you.
Photos and descriptions to explain the pickup truck term 'extended cab,' a body style configuration that's known by other names, depending on the automaker. Page 2.
Browse pictures of classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup and moving forwards to Ford's popular F-Series pickups.
Features and options for Ford F-Series pickup trucks built between 1987 and 1996, including changes made during each year of the generation.
Ford F-Series trucks built between 1980 and 1986 were the result of significant aerodynamic testing. Here's a rundown of changes that occurred throughout those F-Series model years.
Take a look back at important dates in the history of Ford pickup trucks, beginning with Henry Ford's first truck, built in 1900.
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
Anyone looking for a powerful used truck should consider the 2004 Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10.
Are you ready to start towing a trailer behind your truck or car? Our towing advice preps you for towing, and explains how to tow safely.
Facts about Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, a brake override system that helps prevent sudden acceleration.
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
Kelley Blue book released its projections for 2012 pickup trucks expected to have the best resale value after three and five years.
Tips to help you choose the best battery for a pickup truck.
You'll find many options when you shop for truck cargo tie downs, and each type of tie down comes with a unique set of strengths. We'll help you choose.
The NHTSA is looking at brake failure trends in about six million General Motors trucks and SUVs. Has your vehicle experienced corrosion issues?
Not sure if you should buy an SUV? Here are five of the most common reasons people give for buying a sport utility vehicle.
At first glance, 2013 Ram 1500 trucks may look like their 2012 counterparts, but massive updates are lurking under the sheetmetal. Come along for a first drive in the 2013 Ram.
Truck caps come in all shapes and sizes, from hard shell campers to soft-bodied tents with awnings to help keep you dry. Let's look at a few options.
Flood damaged cars, trucks and SUVs should be sent to a salvage yard, but some end up for sale again. Use our tips to help avoid buying a flood damaged vehicle.
K&N's Fuel Injection Performance Kit is a cold air intake system designed to increase your truck's horsepower and performance. Our review explains.
Should you cover the bed of your pickup truck? It all depends on how you use the truck, and we can help you decide.
A look back at the features and updates Ford offered in its 1967-1972 F-Series pickup trucks.
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Every truck and car review you read tells you a vehicle's horspower and torque ratings--but they don't usually explain what the terms mean. Do you know how horsepower and torque relate to your real life driving?
Ford announced a massive safety recall on 1994-2002 vehicles to correct a cruise switch glitch that can lead to a fire. Has your vehicle been repaired?
Take a quick look at the types of suspension systems you'll see in pickup trucks, along with the pros and cons for each type.
Understanding how wheel balance and alignment problems differ helps you detect symptoms that will help a technician make a proper diagnosis.
Tips to help you select the best winch for your pickup truck, along with advice to help you stay safe while operating the winch.
Toyota announced plans to participate in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with truck competing at Daytona International Raceway in February of 2004.
Our review covers the installation of a Retrax bed cover on a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Find out how easy it was to install, and how the cover has performed over time.
Are you confused by some of the terms used to describe different pickup truck body styles, like King cab, Crew Cab, Extended Cab and more? Automakers use different terms to describe similar truck body styles. You'll hear these terms when you shop for a truck.
Road tests at GM's Milford Proving Ground, where I had a chance to compare performance and safety features of full-size trucks. Page 2.
Crew cab pickup trucks offer a true truck bed for hauling cargo and full second row seating for your passengers.
Features and options buyers found when they shopped for the first pickup trucks built for Ford's brand new F-Series, first introduced in 1948.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Use these tips to learn how to choose a trailer hitch and tow a trailer behind your truck or car.
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Pickup truck bedliners. Details to help you decide if a drop-in or sprayed-on bedliner is the best choice for your pickup truck.
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch.
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A quick how-to that helps you learn when and how to use your truck's four wheel drive system.
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Does your pickup really need snow tires? We'll help you choose the best winter tires for your pickup truck.
What's changed in the Chevrolet 2500HD for 2015? Almost everything. Get the details here.
General Motors recalled about 1.77 million pickups, sport utility vehicles, and vans in order to replace front windshield wiper circuit boards and motor covers. Is your truck on the list?
Five types of rear mount trailer hitch classes are available, each one sorted by the amount of weight it can safely pull. Get the facts.
More trucks seem to be going global lately, but pickup styling, features and options vary, depending on what's important in the countries where they are sold. Page 2.
Ever wonder what pickup truck box style terms mean? What's the difference between a flairside and a stepside? And what about a styleside? We'll explain.
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GM has partnered with Coskata, Inc. to produce more affordable ethanol from renewable sources.
The KCV4 Mojave is the first pickup truck Kia has shown in the US. Here are details about the new Kia concept truck, including photos.
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.
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Here's a look at the Bedrug truck bedliner that I installed in my Ford F-150 truck, a departure from the rigid bedliners I've had in the past.
We'll see a new Chevrolet Silverado for the 2014 model year, but be sure to take a look at the 2013 version if you're in the market for a new truck.
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
Ford revamped its F-Series pickup trucks in 1953 to coincide with the company's 50th Anniversary. Take a look back at the features early 1950s owners found when they drove a new Ford truck.
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Let's talk about some of the features and options you'll see when you shop for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
The 2002 hunt for the D.C. sniper resulted in confusion about the differences between a box truck and a cargo van. Learn how the vehicles differ.
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 5.
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 25.
An definition of Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), including its primary benefits.
Use these tips to help you stay safe when you drive your 4x4 truck on snowy roads.
A look at Ford F-Series third generation pickup trucks, including changes and model year highlights to help you identify old Ford trucks built from 1957 to 1960.
For many, winter brings cold, snow, and ice -- all conditions that tax every part of a pickup truck. Our winterizing tips will help you prep your truck for cold weather.
Monitoring tire safety involves more than checking air pressure. Make routine tire inspections to identify problems with the tires and other important systems.
Does your truck's air conditioner have a moldy, musty smell? These tips might help you prevent the problem, or correct an odor that's already occurring.
A look at Chevy's Colorado XTREME pickup truck, showcased at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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Ford's F-150 Raptor pickup trucks will be available with a special edition trim package in 2014. Get on the waiting list if the truck is what you've been waiting for.
A look back at a group of classic Chevy trucks built between 1918 and 1960. Each new design represented a pickup truck design milestone for Chevrolet.
Pictures of the Ford Super Chief pickup truck, a concept truck introduced by Ford at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
An explanation of the term traction control, along with facts that explain how it can help out in tricky driving situations.
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Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
General Motors recalled about 570,000 Silverado and Sierra trucks, along with several cars, to repair a problem with the air bags.
A photo essay of Jeep history, starting with the civilian Jeeps built in 1945. Get the facts about some of the civilian Jeeps built during the last half century.
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Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 3.
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Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
With two Hemi engines, the 4x4 Jeep Hurricane concept should go anywhere, anytime. Take a close look at the Hurrican'es many unique features.
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A step by step look at a headlight cleaning product that helped clear up my truck's clouded lenses.
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Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 4.
Toyota is recalling 2000 through 2003 Tundra pickup trucks to inspect for frame corrosion.
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch. Page 9.
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 2.
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 19.
Detailing is an important and overlooked part of truck maintenance. Here's why...
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 4.
Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
It's 1959. Datsun's 37-horsepower compact truck enters the V8, gas-guzzling world of U.S. pickups. Could it compete with the powerful Fords, Chevys, and other large trucks?
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Are you in the market for an older Chevy S-Series truck? Here's a timeline that shows you some of the updates and changes that were made from 1982 to 1995.
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 18.
1978 Ford F-150 pickup trucks and pictures of other restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels. Page 8.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 7.
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Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 6.
Learn what's typically on display at the SEMA Show, a massive custom and accessory auto show held each fall in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tips to help you understand the important job your truck's cabin air filter performs, and know when it should be replaced.
Get the facts about new features and options on Ford's 2013 F-150 pickup trucks. A newly designed front end and an extra dose of tech features make the F-150 a must-see pickup truck.
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch. Page 3.
What's new in the 2014 Ram 1500? Check it out here!
Learn how four wheel steering, sometimes called FWS, helps you maneuver your pickup truck.
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GM is recalling 944,000 trucks, cars and SUVs equipped with the automaker's heated washer fluid system.
Pictures of restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels. Page 7.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 9.
Pictures of vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
Ford is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks located in the 'rust belt' to check for fuel tank strap corrosion. Is your truck affected?
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Pictures of restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels.
The Toyota A-BAT is a hybrid concept truck that, at first glance, looks like a cross between the Chevy Avalanche and Honda Ridgeline. Take a look at our gallery.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 5.
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A look at backup camera systems available as add-on truck accessories.
Are you getting ready to head out on a vacation or other road trip? Take a little time before you go to make sure your truck or car is as ready to hit the road as you are.
Photos of CNN's Warrior One, a HUMMER H1 customized by Overhaulin' and sold at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Arizona, with proceeds going to charity. Photos show Warrior One before and after its Overhaulin makeover and include close up shots of airbrushed graphics.
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Use our resources to compare important specifications for 2013 compact and full size pickup trucks available in the United States.
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Get the facts about the capabilities you'll discover when you shop for a 2013 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck. Features, options, photos and more.
Pictures of the Ford Super Chief pickup truck, a concept truck introduced by Ford at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Page 2.
Does what's new in the 2014 Toyota Tundra's overhaul make it a more compelling offering? Find out here.