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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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks, 1961-1966
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
GMC's Sierra 1500 for 2015 Outpaces its Cousin
See how the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 outshines the Silverado
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.
Pickup Truck Gas Mileage Estimates
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck Photo Gallery
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.
The inside story on how to get your best deal...
The inside story on how to get your best deal from an automotive salesman...told by automotive salesmen.
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.
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.
2013 Pickup Truck Specifications
Use our resources to compare important specifications for 2013 compact and full size pickup trucks available in the United States.
Ford F-Series Truck History
A look back at the features and updates Ford offered in its 1967-1972 F-Series pickup trucks.
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.
1959 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
Trailer Hitch Parts
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch.
Hyundai thinks you want a truck that's not a...
Hyundai's first truck WILL come to your local dealership. Check it out here.
Classic Chevy Trucks: 1918 - 1959
Photo of a 1930 Chevrolet pickup truck. Page 2.
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?
1965 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 25.
Chevy Trucks Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of...
Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of Chevy pickup trucks.
Toyota's new 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 NAIAS
All the information available on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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.
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.
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.
Top 6 Concept Trucks & SUVs that Appear to Be...
Sometimes concept vehicles are so far out that you know they'll never make it to production. And if they do make it to the assembly line, how many of their unique concepts will be left intact? Automakers have introduced several concept trucks and SUVs recently that look like they're close to what we might actually see in the production vehicle. Here's a look at a few concepts that appear promising.
1956 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 21.
1974 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 28.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Pictures of Vintage Jeeps
Pictures of vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
Pickup Truck Pictures - Pictures of Pickup Trucks
Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
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.
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.
Truck Reviews
Our pickup truck reviews help you compare pickup trucks, making it easier to find a truck that suits your needs.
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.
2013 Ram 1500 Ram Box
Trucks. Page 14.
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 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.
2013 Ram 1500 Shifter
Trucks. Page 11.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Load Capacity
Trucks glossary. Definition of the term load capacity.
1951 Ford Trucks - "My Truck Runs for only...
I have some work to do before I can start driving my 1951 F-1 pickup, but I have a feeling it'll take
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.
Crew Cab Truck
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.
2013 Ram 1500 Footwell
Trucks. Page 15.
Chevy Colorado XTREME Concept
A look at Chevy's Colorado XTREME pickup truck, showcased at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
1945 Jeep CJ-2A
This 1945 Jeep CJ-2A is just one of the photos in our vintage jeeps gallery. Page 5.
Toyota Smart Stop Technology
Facts about Toyota's Smart Stop Technology, a brake override system that helps prevent sudden acceleration.
1966 Mercedes-Benz Unimog Truck
Pictures of trucks submitted by online trucks enthusiasts. Page 4.
Classic Jeep Trucks
Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Birthed in 1998 from the C/K series, Chevrolet’s Silverado (and cousin GMC Sierra) continue to play a
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.
1987 Jeep Wrangler
A pictures of the first Jeep Wrangler, built for the 1987 model year. Page 16.
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.
Double Cab Truck
Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 20.
2013 Ram 1500 Headlight
Trucks. Page 17.
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?
1953 Ford Truck Ad - "Ford Economy Trucks -...
Ford introduced three new engines for its 1953 trucks. Take a look back at the trucks and some of their features. Page 5.
Lifeguards with 1933 Ford Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 5.
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 - 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.
1957 Ford Truck Ad - "Ford Trucks Cost Less"
Ford introduced the first Styleside bed in 1957, and continued to tweak its interior creature comforts. This 1957 ad lets you see the trucks drivers in that era found when they shopped dealer lots. Page 6.
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.
1942 Jeep CJ-2A
Pictures of classic Jeeps, starting with the 1940 Willys Quad Original Pilot. Page 4.
Is the best bargain in midsize pickups for you?
2015 Nissan Frontier : dinosaur or deal?
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.
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.
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.
1949 Willys Wagon
This 1949 Willys Wagon is one of the photos in our classic jeeps photo gallery. Page 7.
1955 Ford F-100 Truck Interior
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 18.
1948 Jeep Jeepster
This 1948 Jeep Jeepster is one of the vehicles in our vintage Jeeps photo gallery. Page 6.
1921 Ford Model TT Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 2.
Ford Trucks Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Ford...
Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of Ford pickup trucks.
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.
1948 Ford F-1 Truck
Trucks. Page 9.
Pickup Truck Tool Boxes
Shop for truck tool boxes and you'll find what seems to be an never-ending range of choices. We can help you choose the best truck tool or storage box for your needs.
The Latest Ram Laramie Limited at the 2015...
The Latest Ram Laramie Limited at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show
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 3.
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.
1959 Ford Trucks - "Go Ford-Ward for Savings...
This ad for a 1959 Ford pickup truck illustrates the improvements Ford made to its trucks during the model year. Page 7.

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