A variety of options exists when determining which vehicle to purchase and with hybrid automobiles the range is no different. Hybrid automobiles most commonly use an internal combustion engine and electric battery combination to power the vehicle but full electric units can also be purchased. These differences vary in performance and production in addition to impacting an owner’s spending at the fuel pump.
The rising cost of fuel has led to an increased production in hybrid automobiles in addition to consumers more readily purchasing these options when considering new cars. Paying more up front to purchase the car is believed to save money in the long haul by operating expenses with decreased fuel costs due to an increase in miles per gallon provided by a fully electric or hybrid vehicle.
Plug It In, Plug It In
Fully electric vehicle owners will sometimes receive rebates or discounts on their city or state taxes for owning such a car. These units not only receive the perks of a possible tax break but many times are beneficiaries of prime parking spaces with more charging stations becoming common sites at malls and shopping centers nationwide.
According to Vincentric hybrid cars save money based on two factors, “five years of ownership at 15,000 miles in a hybrid car will result in an average fuel cost savings of $3,371. Therefore, the average hybrid premium doesn’t make sense for a dozen or so models, including inefficient and expensive hybrids such as the full-size SUV Chevrolet Tahoe or Cadillac Escalade, which is why GM discontinued them in model year 2013.” Most of the benefits from electric cars pertain specifically to how much and what type of hybrid vehicle you drive.
One of the only problematic issues with a hybrid automobile is the high battery cost and replacement fees. Many manufacturers have battled this issue with lifetime replacement warranties or a warranty expanding multiple years from the date of purchase.
Hybrid car battery life
typically ranges from 80,000 miles to well over 100,000 miles but can costs on average around $3,000 or more. Compared to a car or truck reliant on a regular battery and fuel, the cost seems extensive but the durability and long life, in addition to the fuel savings make the hybrid a more sensible selection if suitable to your daily driving needs.
The experts at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center can offer their knowledgeable opinions on hybrids, make a recommendate, or provide a variety of potential other services needed on your vehicle. Their trained professionals will be happy to answer any questions regarding hybrid or gasoline powered vehicle care while performing service on any model vehicle on the road. ASE certified mechanics are fully trained and certified to work on any car, van, SUV, or truck regardless of the current state. A full review and inspection of your automobile can be completed in a timely manner to keep your vehicle running both effectively and efficiently. Leave your auto with someone you know as most services can be administered the same day. Request an appointment online or call today.