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Using a VIN Decoder to Find Your Car or Truck's...
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.
The History of Ford F-Series Trucks
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.
What Does Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Mean?
An explanation of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, usually called GVWR, and how it affects the cargo hauling capabilities of pickup trucks and other vehicles.
How Much Load Can Your Pickup Truck Handle?
How much load capacity can your pickup truck handle? Learn how much of a load you can expect to haul in your pickup truck.
Is Modifying Your Truck to Improve Gas Mileage...
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?
How to Choose a Pickup Truck
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.
10 Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage
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.
How Good Are Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks From...
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.
Pictures of Classic Ford Pickup Trucks
Browse pictures of classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup and moving forwards to Ford's popular F-Series pickups.
How to Buy the Best Used Truck
Buyers sometimes forget these must-do system checks when they shop for a used pickup truck -- don't let that happen to you.
Should You Lease Your Next Vehicle?
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.
What Was the Concept of the Jeep Gladiator Truck?
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.
Operate Your Truck's 4WD System Properly in 5...
A quick how-to that helps you learn when and how to use your truck's four wheel drive system.
Pickup Truck Cab Styles
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.
Pickup Truck Batteries
Tips to help you choose the best battery for a pickup truck.
Most Important Years in the History of Ford...
Take a look back at important dates in the history of Ford pickup trucks, beginning with Henry Ford's first truck, built in 1900.
What is the History of Ford F-Series Pickup...
Features and options for Ford F-Series pickup trucks built between 1987 and 1996, including changes made during each year of the generation.
Pickup Truck Gas Mileage Estimates
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks, 1980 - 1986
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.
What Truck Owners Should Know About Torque and...
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?
How the 2013 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck Made an...
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.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks, 1961-1966
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
5 Reasons Why People Buy Sport Utility Vehicles
Not sure if you should buy an SUV? Here are five of the most common reasons people give for buying a sport utility vehicle.
Troubleshoot Wheel Balance and Front End...
Understanding how wheel balance and alignment problems differ helps you detect symptoms that will help a technician make a proper diagnosis.
Ford Cruise Control Recall
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?
Ford F-Series Truck History, 1948 - 1952
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.
Tundra Diesel Dually - Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 5.
Learn How to Tow a Trailer
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.
GM Air Bag Sensing Module Recall
General Motors recalled about 570,000 Silverado and Sierra trucks, along with several cars, to repair a problem with the air bags.
Trucks with Best Resale Value
Kelley Blue book released its projections for 2012 pickup trucks expected to have the best resale value after three and five years.
Pickup Truck Suspension Systems
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.
Truck Bed Cover Pros and Cons
Should you cover the bed of your pickup truck? It all depends on how you use the truck, and we can help you decide.
1965 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 25.
Winter Driving Tips
Use these tips to help you stay safe when you drive your 4x4 truck on snowy roads.
Road Tests - Truck Road Tests and Comparisons...
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.
Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pickup Truck Tie Downs
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.
1959 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
What Is Traction Control?
An explanation of the term traction control, along with facts that explain how it can help out in tricky driving situations.
Pickup Trucks Around the World
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.
K&N Fuel Injection Performance Kit...
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.
Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Airbag Recall
Ford will recall F-150 pickup trucks to repair a problem that could cause an airbag to needlessly deploy.
Tundra Diesel Dually - Rear/Side View
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 2.
Tundra Diesel Dually - Rear View
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 4.
Retrax Pickup Truck Bed Cover Review
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.
Tundra Diesel Dually - Front View
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 3.
How Good is the Viper Powered Ram SRT-10 Pickup...
Anyone looking for a powerful used truck should consider the 2004 Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10.
Pickup Trucks - Truck Body Styles Explained
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.
OnStar Generation 7
A look at the features you'll see in General Motors' OnStar Generation 7. Facts about OnStar.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks: 1953-1956
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.
1956 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 21.
Toyota Smart Stop Technology
Facts about Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, a brake override system that helps prevent sudden acceleration.
1974 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 28.
How to Choose the Best Winter Tires
Does your pickup really need snow tires? We'll help you choose the best winter tires for your pickup truck.
Ford F-Series Truck History
A look back at the features and updates Ford offered in its 1967-1972 F-Series pickup trucks.
1954 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 15.
Tundra Diesel Dually - Side View
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 6.
Pickup Truck Box Configurations
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. Page 5.
Brake Line Corrosion Problems in GM Trucks
The NHTSA is looking at brake failure trends in about six million General Motors trucks and SUVs. Has your vehicle experienced corrosion issues?
Pickup Truck Pictures - Pictures of Pickup Trucks
Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
How to Choose and Use a Winch
Tips to help you select the best winch for your pickup truck, along with advice to help you stay safe while operating the winch.
2013 Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks
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.
In-Bed Truck Caps and Tents
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.
Classic Chevy Trucks: 1918 - 1959
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.
1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 19.
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck Photo Gallery
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
GM To Recall Trucks, SUVs & Vans
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?
1955 Ford F-100 Truck Interior
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 18.
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck Highlights
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.
Trailer Hitch Parts
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch.
1968 Ford F-100 Ranger Truck
Pictures of restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels. Page 7.
1948 Ford F-1 Truck
Trucks. Page 9.
Crew Cab Pickup Trucks Haul More than Cargo
Crew cab pickup trucks offer a true truck bed for hauling cargo and full second row seating for your passengers.
Ford Recalls Pickup Trucks to Inspect Fuel Tank...
Ford is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks located in the 'rust belt' to check for fuel tank strap corrosion. Is your truck affected?
Winterize Your Pickup Truck
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.
How to Clean Clouded Headlights
A look at Mother's Headlamp Restoration Kit, and how it worked when I tackled the clouded headlamps on my daughter's VW. Page 2.
How to Spot a Flood Damaged Car or Truck
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.
1945 Jeep CJ-2A
This 1945 Jeep CJ-2A is just one of the photos in our vintage jeeps gallery. Page 5.
Meet the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Let's talk about some of the features and options you'll see when you shop for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
1949 Willys Wagon
This 1949 Willys Wagon is one of the photos in our classic jeeps photo gallery. Page 7.
Trailer Towing Tips
Use these tips to learn how to choose a trailer hitch and tow a trailer behind your truck or car.
Truck Recalls
Here's a handy list of truck recalls that you can refer to when you're shopping for a used pickup truck. Find out if the trucks you're looking at are involved in a current manufacturer recall.
GM Recalling Colorado and Canyon Trucks
General Motors is recalling some of its compact pickup trucks to replace a shift cable clip. Is your truck included in the recall?
Classic Jeeps
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.
Features You'll Find on Ford's Special Edition...
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.
Bedrug Pickup Truck Bedliner Review
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.
1978 Ford F-150 Truck
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.
1948 Jeep Jeepster
This 1948 Jeep Jeepster is one of the vehicles in our vintage Jeeps photo gallery. Page 6.
Truck Reviews
Our pickup truck reviews help you compare pickup trucks, making it easier to find a truck that suits your needs.
1942 Jeep CJ-2A
Pictures of classic Jeeps, starting with the 1940 Willys Quad Original Pilot. Page 4.
Ford Super Chief Concept Truck
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.
Ford F-Series Trucks 1957-1960
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.
Crew Cab Truck
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.
What Is a Box 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.
2013 Ram 1500 Shifter
Trucks. Page 11.
Trailer Hitch Classes
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.
1955 Jeep CJ-5
Jeep's CJ-5 was based on a military jeep, the 1951 M-38 A1. Page 9.
1977 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade
This 1977 Jeep CJ-7 was produced one year after the vehicle saw its first major changes in two decades. Page 13.
1957 GMC Pickup Truck
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1959 Jeep CJ-6
Our gallery includes pictures of classic Jeeps, like this 1959 Jeep CJ-6. Page 10.
Get Familiar with the Jeep Hurricane Concept
With two Hemi engines, the 4x4 Jeep Hurricane concept should go anywhere, anytime. Take a close look at the Hurrican'es many unique features.
1966 Ford F-100 Truck
Pictures of restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels. Page 6.
Pictures of Vintage Jeeps
Pictures of vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
1979 Jeep CJ-7
This 1979 Jeep CJ-7 is one of the vehicles shown in our vintage jeeps gallery, Page 14.
How You Can Keep Your Truck's A/C in Top Shape
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.
Gifts for Trucks Enthusiasts
Looking for a gift for a trucks enthusiast? Here are some suggestions for the pickup truck lover on your gift list.
Classic Jeep Trucks
Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
1966 Jeep CJ-5
Jeep introduced a new engine in 1965, nearly doubling horsepower for vehicles like this '66 model. Page 12.
1963 Jeep Wagoneer
This 1963 Jeep Wagoneer may have benefited from new options that became available the year before. Page 11.
Books About Classic Pickup Trucks
Short reviews of several excellent books about vintage pickup trucks. If you like classic pickups, take a look at these selections.
1953 Jeep CJ-3B
The Jeep CJ-3B was introduced in 1953, and had a taller front grille and hood than earlier Jeeps. Page 8.
Use a Headlight Cleaner to Restore Clouded Lenses
A step by step look at a headlight cleaning product that helped clear up my truck's clouded lenses.
Pictures of Vintage GMC Pickup Trucks
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How To Inspect Tires For Wear
Monitoring tire safety involves more than checking air pressure. Make routine tire inspections to identify problems with the tires and other important systems.
1982 Jeep Scrambler (CJ-8)
The Jeep Scrambler came onto the scene in 1987, and was similar to the Jeep CJ-7. Page 15.
What Kind of Pickup Truck Bedliner Should You...
Pickup truck bedliners. Details to help you decide if a drop-in or sprayed-on bedliner is the best choice for your pickup truck.
Lifeguards with 1933 Ford Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 5.
Tundra Diesel Dually - Front/Side View
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Double Cab Truck
Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
1942 GMC Military Truck
vintage gmc trucks, antique trucks, old trucks, gmc trucks, pictures, photo gallery, cannonball baker truck, antique fire truck, old gmc trucks, classic trucks, pickup trucks. Page 5.
1987 Jeep Wrangler
A pictures of the first Jeep Wrangler, built for the 1987 model year. Page 16.
Kia Motors Introduces Mojave, Mid-Size Concept...
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.
Classic Datsun Trucks
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?
GM's remarkable midsize gamble has to get it...
2015 Chevrolet Colorado. Trucks.
Toyota Tundra Recall
Toyota is recalling 2000 through 2003 Tundra pickup trucks to inspect for frame corrosion.
1966 Ford F-100 Short Bed Truck
1966 Ford F-100 truck and pictures of other restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels. Page 3.
1956 GMC Pickup Truck
vintage gmc trucks, antique trucks, old trucks, gmc trucks, pictures, photo gallery, cannonball baker truck, antique fire truck, old gmc trucks, classic trucks, pickup trucks. Page 6.
GM Partners with Coskata and Mascoma to Push...
GM has partnered with Coskata, Inc. to produce more affordable ethanol from renewable sources.
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