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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pickup Truck Batteries
Tips to help you choose the best battery for a pickup truck.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks, 1961-1966
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
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.
Toyota Smart Stop Technology
Facts about Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, a brake override system that helps prevent sudden acceleration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Pickup Truck Gas Mileage Estimates
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trailer Towing Tips
Use these tips to learn how to choose a trailer hitch and tow a trailer behind your truck or car.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1974 Ford F-100 Truck
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Trailer Hitch Parts
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch.
Ford F-Series Truck History
A look back at the features and updates Ford offered in its 1967-1972 F-Series pickup trucks.
1965 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 25.
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck Photo Gallery
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.
How to Clean Clouded Headlights
Fogged headlights are unsightly, and they don't illuminate your path very well. See the results achieved from one session with a headlamp restoration kit from Mothers.
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.
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.
The "Hood-to-Hitch" redesign comes to...
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is radically different from its predecessors. See the overview of what's changed here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1959 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
Does Your Truck's Air Conditioner Stink?
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.
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.
Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
An definition of Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), including its primary benefits.
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?
Crew Cab Truck
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.
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.
How to Detail Your Truck from Top to Bottom
Learn which food product is great for removing accumulated wax on your truck's bumpers and trim..
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.
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.
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.
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.
1951 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of classic Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 14.
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.
1956 Ford F-100 Truck
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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.
Off-Roading Courses at the Land Rover Driving...
Come along on trip to the Land Rover Experience Driving School in NC, where we'll learn off-road to learn important maneuvers on a portion of the 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate. Page 4.
Winter Driving Tips
Use these tips to help you stay safe when you drive your 4x4 truck on snowy roads.
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.
GM Partners with Coskata and Mascoma to Push...
GM has partnered with Coskata, Inc. to produce more affordable ethanol from renewable sources.
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.
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.
1955 Ford F-100 Truck Interior
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 18.
Tire Safety Advice
Make tire safety checks a regular part of your car or truck's maintenance.
Chevy Colorado XTREME Concept
A look at Chevy's Colorado XTREME pickup truck, showcased at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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.
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
Pictures of restored Ford F-Series trucks. Restorations are mostly stock, other than a couple of pickups with contemporary wheels.
Toyota Tundra to Enter NASCAR's Craftsman Truck...
Toyota announced plans to participate in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with truck competing at Daytona International Raceway in February of 2004.
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.
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.
Classic Jeep Trucks
Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
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?
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
The vintage Ford F-1 pickup trucks at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee, included this 1952 Ford F-1 truck. Page 12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classic Chevy Trucks: 1918 - 1959
Photo of a 1930 Chevrolet pickup truck. Page 2.
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.
BOLT Locks Review
Tired of carrying all those keys on your keychain? I was, but BOLT locks helped me lighten the load. Our review explains.
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.
Toyota Tundra Recall
Toyota is recalling 2000 through 2003 Tundra pickup trucks to inspect for frame corrosion.
Smart For-Us Electric Truck
Meet the Smart for-us, a tiny electric concept truck introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
GM Recalls Trucks, Cars and SUVs to Repair...
GM is recalling 944,000 trucks, cars and SUVs equipped with the automaker's heated washer fluid system.
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.
1952 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 7.
Pickup Truck Pictures - Pictures of Pickup Trucks
Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
1921 Ford Model TT Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 2.
1948 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 7.
Pictures of Vintage Jeeps
Pictures of vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
Ford Super Chief Truck - Aerial Diagram
Take a look at this aerial diagram of Ford's Super Chief concept truck. Page 15.
2013 Pickup Truck Specifications
Use our resources to compare important specifications for 2013 compact and full size pickup trucks available in the United States.
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?
Double Cab Truck
Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
Ford Super Chief Pickup Truck - V10 Engine
A picture of the V-10 engine that powers Ford's Super Chief pickup truck. Page 16.
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.
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.
Pickup Trucks
Do you drive a pickup truck? Here's some advice you can use to help buy and care for a new or used pickup truck.
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.
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?
SEMA Show
Learn what's typically on display at the SEMA Show, a massive custom and accessory auto show held each fall in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1924 Ford Model TT Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 3.
Lifeguards with 1933 Ford Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 5.
2013 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks
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.
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.
Ford Trucks Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Ford...
Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of Ford pickup trucks.
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