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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
An explanation of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, usually called GVWR, and how it affects the cargo hauling capabilities of pickup trucks and other vehicles.
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.
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.
Browse pictures of classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup and moving forwards to Ford's popular F-Series pickups.
Buyers sometimes forget these must-do system checks when they shop for a used pickup truck -- don't let that happen to you.
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
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.
Not sure if you should buy an SUV? Here are five of the most common reasons people give for buying a sport utility vehicle.
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.
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
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?
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.
Take a look back at important dates in the history of Ford pickup trucks, beginning with Henry Ford's first truck, built in 1900.
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?
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 choose the best battery for a pickup truck.
Features and options for Ford F-Series pickup trucks built between 1987 and 1996, including changes made during each year of the generation.
A look back at the features and updates Ford offered in its 1967-1972 F-Series pickup trucks.
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?
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.
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.
Should you cover the bed of your pickup truck? It all depends on how you use the truck, and we can help you decide.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch.
Anyone looking for a powerful used truck should consider the 2004 Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10.
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?
A quick how-to that helps you learn when and how to use your truck's four wheel drive system.
Tips to help you select the best winch for your pickup truck, along with advice to help you stay safe while operating the winch.
Kelley Blue book released its projections for 2012 pickup trucks expected to have the best resale value after three and five years.
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.
Pickup truck bedliners. Details to help you decide if a drop-in or sprayed-on bedliner is the best choice for your pickup truck.
Crew cab pickup trucks offer a true truck bed for hauling cargo and full second row seating for your passengers.
Does what's new in the 2014 Toyota Tundra's overhaul make it a more compelling offering? Find out here.
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.
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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.
Monitoring tire safety involves more than checking air pressure. Make routine tire inspections to identify problems with the tires and other important systems.
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.
Use these tips to learn how to choose a trailer hitch and tow a trailer behind your truck or car.
Does your pickup really need snow tires? We'll help you choose the best winter tires for your pickup 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.
General Motors recalled about 570,000 Silverado and Sierra trucks, along with several cars, to repair a problem with the air bags.
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.
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.
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.
Is there anything noteworthy about Honda's sunsetting pickup? Find out here!
Facts about Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, a brake override system that helps prevent sudden acceleration.
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.
What are you really protected from in a typical warranty? Get educated on how to properly evaluate your vehicle's warranty here.
An definition of Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), including its primary benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's talk about some of the features and options you'll see when you shop for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
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.
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.
A look at Chevy's Colorado XTREME pickup truck, showcased at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
Use our resources to compare important specifications for 2013 compact and full size pickup trucks available in the United States.
Our pickup truck reviews help you compare pickup trucks, making it easier to find a truck that suits your needs.
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 25.
Everyone who drives should know how to change a flat tire. Our tips explain how to change a tire and do it safely.
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
What's new in the 2014 Ram 1500? Check it out here!
Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
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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.
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Pickup trucks aren't all gas guzzlers. Check out Jim Unrath's classic drive, a 1974 British Leyland Mini pickup truck.
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.
Use these tips to help you stay safe when you drive your 4x4 truck on snowy roads.
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Ford is adding the F-150 Limited to its 2013 pickup truck lineup, adding to its already-rich lineup of luxury trucks.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Ford is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks located in the 'rust belt' to check for fuel tank strap corrosion. Is your truck affected?
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.
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.
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 vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
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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.
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.
GM announced a recall for 824,000 cars built between 1/1/96 and 10/31/97 to repair a potential steering problem.
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.
Tips to help you understand the important job your truck's cabin air filter performs, and know when it should be replaced.
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With two Hemi engines, the 4x4 Jeep Hurricane concept should go anywhere, anytime. Take a close look at the Hurrican'es many unique features.
Pictures of restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels. Page 7.
Take a close look at the Toyota Tundra Diesel Dually Project Truck introduced at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 5.
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GM is recalling 944,000 trucks, cars and SUVs equipped with the automaker's heated washer fluid system.
Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of Ford pickup trucks.
Toyota is recalling 2000 through 2003 Tundra pickup trucks to inspect for frame corrosion.
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 7.
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A profile of Bed Ryder seats, an accessory designed to carry passengers in the bed of your pickup truck bed.
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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.
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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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Pictures of lowrider pickup trucks at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Check out the 2014 GMC Sierra's available bodystyles, engines and powertrains
A look back at the origination of GMC's Sierra branded pickup trucks.
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 18.
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General Motors has sent owners of 4.1 million trucks a reminder to take take part in a safety recall involving tailgate cables. On some of those trucks, the galvanized steel tailgate support cables may corrode, weaken, and eventually break.
Look for many changes to 2013 Ram pickup trucks, with the majority geared towards drastic improvements to the truck's fuel economy ratings.
A look at backup camera systems available as add-on truck accessories.
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch. Page 9.
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.
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.
Make tire safety checks a regular part of your car or truck's maintenance.
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