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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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Birth of the Nissan's 2016 Titan XD
Check out all the details available on the 2016 Nissan Titan and Titan XD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pickup Truck Batteries
Tips to help you choose the best battery for a pickup truck.
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.
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?
Pickup Truck Gas Mileage Estimates
Compare gas mileage estimates for pickup trucks, 2008 through the current model year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Ford F-1 Pickup Truck Photo Gallery
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.
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.
Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks, 1961-1966
We'll help you identify features found on classic Ford trucks built from 1961 to 1966.
Classic Chevy Trucks: 1918 - 1959
Photo of a 1930 Chevrolet pickup truck. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1959 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 22.
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.
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.
Hyundai thinks you want a truck that's not a...
Hyundai's first truck WILL come to your local dealership. Check it out here.
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, 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.
1974 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 28.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toyota's new 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 NAIAS
All the information available on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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.
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.
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.
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.
1956 Ford F-100 Truck
Trucks. Page 21.
Fifth Wheel Hitch in Tundra Diesel Dually...
A look at the parts included in a receiver type trailer hitch. Page 9.
Pickup Truck Pictures - Pictures of Pickup Trucks
Pictures of pickup trucks, including late model trucks, vintage trucks, concept trucks and custom pickup trucks.
1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 20.
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's new 2015 F-250 aims to do more for less
Efficiency is the mantra for the 2015 Ford F-250. Check out our overview of how Ford made the F-250 a little easier on the wallet.
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 Shifter
Trucks. Page 11.
Load Capacity
Trucks glossary. Definition of the term load capacity.
Chevy Colorado XTREME Concept
A look at Chevy's Colorado XTREME pickup truck, showcased at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Truck Reviews
Our pickup truck reviews help you compare pickup trucks, making it easier to find a truck that suits your needs.
Pictures of Vintage Jeeps
Pictures of vintage Jeeps, starting with the original 1940 Willys Quad Pilot.
Classic Jeep Trucks
Jeep enthusiasts will like these pictures of vintage Jeep trucks, beginning in the mid 1940's.
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.
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.
1948 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 7.
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.
1954 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 15.
2013 Ram 1500 Ram Box
Trucks. Page 14.
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.
1942 Jeep CJ-2A
Pictures of classic Jeeps, starting with the 1940 Willys Quad Original Pilot. Page 4.
For businesses and frugal families, the next...
Whether called minivans, small work vans or worktrucks, they're next big thing for cost-concious families and businesses. Here's the ultimate roundup.
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.
1948 Ford F-1 Truck
Trucks. Page 9.
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?
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.
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.
1945 Jeep CJ-2A
This 1945 Jeep CJ-2A is just one of the photos in our vintage jeeps gallery. Page 5.
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
2013 Ram 1500 Footwell
Trucks. Page 15.
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.
1949 Willys Wagon
This 1949 Willys Wagon is one of the photos in our classic jeeps photo gallery. Page 7.
Double Cab Truck
Definition of the trucks term, double cab truck.
Check out the leading worktruck for 2015
Check out the leading worktruck for 2015
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Birthed in 1998 from the C/K series, Chevrolet’s Silverado (and cousin GMC Sierra) continue to play a
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.
2013 Ram 1500 Headlight
Trucks. Page 17.
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.
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.
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.
Trailer Towing Tips
Use these tips to learn how to choose a trailer hitch and tow a trailer behind your truck or car.
About the 1974 British Leyland Mini Pickup Truck
This classic Mini truck is a right hand drive that's powered by an 848cc four-cylinder engine. Page 2.
1951 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Page 9.
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.
Lifeguards with 1933 Ford Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 5.
1950 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Pictures of Ford F-1 pickup trucks taken at the F-100 Supernationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1948 Jeep Jeepster
This 1948 Jeep Jeepster is one of the vehicles in our vintage Jeeps photo gallery. Page 6.
1966 Jeep CJ-5
Jeep introduced a new engine in 1965, nearly doubling horsepower for vehicles like this '66 model. Page 12.
Pictures of the 2013 Ram 1500 Pickup Truck
Browse our pictures of the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck. The photo gallery includes some of the components that have given the 2013 Ram a best in class fuel economy rating.
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.
1921 Ford Model TT Truck
A look at classic Ford trucks, starting with a 1918 Ford pickup. Page 2.
Jeep Trailhawk - Side View
A photo gallery with pictures of concept cars and trucks that were shown at the 2007 North American Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Auto Show is always an excellent place to see all types of new vehicles, concepts and productions. Page 17.
1955 Jeep CJ-5
Jeep's CJ-5 was based on a military jeep, the 1951 M-38 A1. Page 9.
Mercedes’ Metris Worktruck Muscles into...
Mercedes’ Metris Worktruck Muscles into the US Soon!
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Concept Truck
Ford's Explorer Sport Trac concept truck previews of the automaker's next generation of sport utility trucks.
The Beastliest of the Mini Worktrucks
Check out the pros and cons of most capable worktruck
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.
Crew Cab Truck
An explanation of the Crew Cab body style.

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