What are the benefits of owning a hybrid car? We get that question a lot here at Auto Solutions, and we always list four primary advantages, which we will do so below. Should you buy a hybrid car? That has to be a personal decision. It really depends on your lifestyle and how much of a desire you have to reduce your carbon footprint. Expense isn’t so much a consideration anymore, as manufacturers have reduced the sticker prices to make hybrids more desirable to the buying public, and hybrids do have some perks.
1. Better Gas Mileage
The obvious perk of owning a hybrid is you’ll save money on gas. The hybrid vehicle runs on both electricity and gasoline, which means it gets more miles to the gallon. For example, the Toyota Prius, which usually returns the best gas mileage in its class, can get up to 55 miles per gallon, and even if you drive an economy car, you won’t realize that MPG.
2. Reduced Carbon Footprint
As mentioned above, a hybrid vehicle also helps you reduce your carbon footprint, and in light of the local news, that’s probably a good idea here in Florida. We are seeing the damage global warming causes in our precious state, so becoming conscientious about energy efficiency isn’t such a bad idea. More miles per gallon means less dependence on fossil fuel.
3. Reduced Fuel Dependency
To get to that reduced carbon footprint, we need to rethink our dependency on fuel. No, we’re not going to climb up on a soapbox now and preach to you about the environment one way or the other. That’s personal. Still, it does make sense to reduce fossil fuel use where we can if, indeed, that helps us in the end. Hybrid vehicles are more fuel-efficient – bottom line – which means less fuel is used.
4. Better Resale Value
If you aren’t concerned about your carbon footprint and the environment, and that’s your prerogative, there is one other advantage a hybrid vehicle offers its owners: Higher resale value. Used hybrids are in demand because people want to drive a hybrid but they don’t want to pay the sticker price of a new one. This translates to a better resale value when you’re ready to move on to another car.
If you do decide to buy a hybrid or if you already own one, Auto Solutions in Orlando, FL, can service and repair it. Our certified technicians are hybrid experts, and we’d be happy to take a look at your vehicle. Call us today at 407-271-8518 to set up an appointment.