Trends in Diesel for the Engine Mechanic
Diesel is on the verge of making an almost complete comeback when it comes to the North American automotive market. At one point, diesel was more popular than gas for its extreme efficiency, the toughness of diesel engines, and the cheap price of diesel fuel. While the engines are still efficient and as tough as ever, the price of fuel has risen a bit. That aside, diesel is slowly reclaiming its spot in the North American automotive world, as more companies are producing diesel options, the popularity of diesel hybrids grows, and a culture of off-roading becomes much more prevalent. It all means good things for diesel engine mechanics, who are about to see a pretty big increase in customers if all of these spikes in popularity pan out. Check out this great blog post by Automotive Training Centre for more information on the rise of diesel.
“ATVs, dirt bikes, dune buggies, you name it; off-roading is now exceptionally popular with not just the youth in Canada, but the older generation as well. Especially in rural areas, off-roading and exploring the back-country roads is increasingly popular. As such, there’s a growing need for mechanics that specialize in the small diesel engines in off-roading vehicles to keep them in tip-top shape. While it may be an excellent side-career or something you can offer in addition to other mechanic work, depending on where you are it might not be plausible to rely solely on being an off-road diesel mechanic as a career.”