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Trucks: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
Take a Ride Back in Time With This History of...
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.
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.
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?
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks: 1973-1979
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.
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.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
An explanation of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, usually called GVWR, and how it affects the cargo hauling capabilities of pickup trucks and other vehicles.
Ford Trucks History
Take a look back at important dates in the history of Ford pickup trucks, beginning with Henry Ford's first truck, built in 1900.
Should you Lease or Buy your Next 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.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks, 1961-1966
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Get Familiar with the Jeep Gladiator Concept...
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.
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.
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.
Pickup Truck Gas Mileage Estimates
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
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 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.
Horsepower and Torque
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.
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.
Ford F-Series Trucks, 1967-1972
A look back at the features and updates Ford offered in its 1967-1972 F-Series pickup trucks.
Pickup Truck Batteries
Tips to help you choose the best battery for a pickup truck.
K&N Fuel Injection Performance Kit Generation...
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-Series First Generation Trucks, 1948 -...
Highlights of the first pickup trucks in Ford's brand new F-Series.
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.
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.
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?
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck Photo Gallery
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.
Viper Powered Ram SRT-10 Pickup Truck
Anyone looking for a powerful used truck should consider the 2004 Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10.
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.
Dodge Viper Powered Truck
Specifications for the Dodge Ram SRT-10, a Ram with Viper power. Page 2.
Before You Buy A Pickup Truck Bedliner
Pickup truck bedliners. Details to help you decide if a drop-in or sprayed-on bedliner is the best choice for your pickup truck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Far Will My HUMMER Go on a Tank of Gas?
Comparison of fuel use estimates and average cruising ranges for 2004 HUMMER H1, HUMMER H2 SUV, and 2004 HUMMER H2 SUT.
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.
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.
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.
Trailer Hitch Parts
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch.
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.
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.
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.
Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
An definition of Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), including its primary benefits.
2013 Pickup Truck Specifications
Use our resources to compare important specifications for 2013 compact and full size pickup trucks available in the United States.
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.
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.
1965 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 25.
Toyota Smart Stop Technology
Facts about Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, a brake override system that helps prevent sudden acceleration.
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.
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.
Pickup Trucks - Truck Body Styles Explained
Are you confused by some of the terms used to describes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ford Trucks Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Ford...
Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of Ford 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.
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.
1959 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
Shelby's Raptor Truck Package Adds Kick to an...
Meet the 2013 Shelby Raptor truck, a supercharged V8 pickup with impressive features and specs.
1956 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 21.
Front & Side View of the Jeep JT Truck
Here's a look at the Jeep JT concept truck, scheduled to make an appearance at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Is Jeep ready to give us the pickup truck so many people have been waiting for? It looks promising, since the Jeep JT is the second concept truck they've produced in the past few years.
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.
1952 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 6.
Classic Jeep Trucks
Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
Chevy Colorado XTREME Concept
A look at Chevy's Colorado XTREME pickup truck, showcased at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Double Cab Truck
Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
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.
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.
Trailer Towing Tips
Use these tips to learn how to choose a trailer hitch and tow a trailer behind your truck or car.
Truck Reviews
Our pickup truck reviews help you compare pickup trucks, making it easier to find a truck that suits your needs.
Anti-Lock Brake Systems Help Keep You Safe
Your car or truck's anti-lock brake system is important for safety, but how it works is often not understood. Learn how brake systems react when you hit the brake pedal.
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.
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.
Pickup Truck Pictures - Pictures of Pickup Trucks
Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
1950 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.
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.
GMC Celebrates 100 Years of Building Trucks
The GMC brand celebrated its 100th year in 2012. Take a look back at some of the historic trucks produced during the company's first century.
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.
Truck Accessories - Backup Camera Systems
A look at backup camera systems available as add-on truck accessories.
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.
1951 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 3.
1974 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 28.
Pictures of Vintage Jeeps
Pictures of vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
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.
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.
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.
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?
1948 Ford F-1 Truck
Trucks. Page 9.
How Are Fuel Economy Ratings Calculated?
The EPA calculates gas mileage estimates for most vehicles driven in the U.S. We'll explain how the ratings are calculated, and why they're never exact.
2013 Ford F-150 Limited Pickup Truck
Ford is adding the F-150 Limited to its 2013 pickup truck lineup, adding to its already-rich lineup of luxury trucks.
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.
How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Truck
Everyone who drives should know how to change a flat tire. Our tips explain how to change a tire and do it safely.
Driving Off-Road in Water or Mud
Let's talk about an easy technique you can use to set up your truck to drive off-road in water or mud.
BedSlide 1000 Pro SE Review
Tired of crawling into the bed of your truck to grab cargo sitting just out of reach? a BedSlide 1000 Pro SE might be the answer.
Crew Cab Truck
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.
Chevy Trucks Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of...
Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of Chevy pickup trucks.
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.
About Four Wheel Steering
Learn how four wheel steering, sometimes called FWS, helps you maneuver your pickup truck.
1955 Ford F-100 Truck Interior
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 18.
Pictures of Vintage GMC Pickup Trucks
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Bed Ryder Truck Bed Seats
A profile of Bed Ryder seats, an accessory designed to carry passengers in the bed of your pickup truck bed.
Meet the 2014 GMC Sierra Pickup Trucks
Explore the features and options GMC offers on its newly designed 2014 Sierra 1500 pickup trucks.
Road Trip Checklist
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.
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 4.
Lowrider Pickup Truck
Pictures of lowrider pickup trucks at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 6.
2013 Ram 1500 Shifter
Trucks. Page 11.
Chevy Trucks: 1961 - 2013
Chevy trucks began to change dramatically in the 1960s, eventually morphing into today's contemporary styles. Take a look back, from the '61 Corvair truck to the global Colorado. Page 4.
2013 Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks
Look for many changes to 2013 Ram pickup trucks, with the majority geared towards drastic improvements to the truck's fuel economy ratings.
Going Off Road with a Land Rover Freelander
The Land Rover Freelander may not be for everyone, but if you want more than the average in a smaller SUV you should definitely take a look.
Maintain the Truck's Cabin Air Filter
Tips to help you understand the important job your truck's cabin air filter performs, and know when it should be replaced.
About the 1974 British Leyland Mini Pickup Truck
Pickup trucks aren't all gas guzzlers. Check out Jim Unrath's classic drive, a 1974 British Leyland Mini pickup truck.
Auto Recalls and Service Bulletins
Auto recalls, service actions and service bulletins all relate to the repair of your truck or car, but serve different purposes. Learn how they differ and find out how the differences might affect your auto maintenance.
Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Truck
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.
Ford F-1 Pickup
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 5.
Winter Driving Tips
Use these tips to help you stay safe when you drive your 4x4 truck on snowy roads.
2014 Toyota Tundra Pickup Trucks
Get the facts about Toyota Tundra pickup trucks, newly redesigned for 2014 and with additions to the truck's lineup.

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