Hybrid Cars: Are They Worth It?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars

As the rising cost of fuel begins to take a hit on our savings accounts, drivers everywhere are searching for alternative solutions. For many, that means switching to a hybrid vehicle. Hybrids use a mix of fuel and electricity to get much better fuel efficiency than the average car. So what are the pros and cons of hybrid cars? Read on to find out!

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engine in a vehicleBenefits of Hybrid Cars

The most obvious reason to drive a hybrid car, of course, is the fuel efficiency factor. It’s made to perform well, similar to the way a truck is made to tow a bunch of weight. Many hybrids easily beat their MPG ratings when driven by experienced drivers, and driving in the city will actually get better MPGs than the highway (this is the opposite of conventional vehicles). They typically require less maintenance and, perhaps the best of all, they are much more easy on the environment due to the smaller amount of emissions.

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Cons of Hybrid Cars

While hybrids are great, they come with their fair share of noteworthy cons. First is the cost. As the price of fuel begins to rise, people are starting to be more and more interested in hybrids which, in turn, means the automakers are making them more and more expensive. Additionally, there are very few options for three-row seating with hybrids, meaning that larger families will likely not have this option. Also, despite the fact that hybrids typically require less maintenance, not all mechanics know how to repair them which can make maintenance a hassle.

Final Verdict

At the end of the day it all comes down to what you want out of your vehicle. Most would agree that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, but that’s up to you. If you need more advice or other tips and tricks, get in touch with the team here at McDaniels Porsche in Columbia SC!

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