Here’s What You Need to Know About Owning a Hybrid Vehicle

Are you a little confused about hybrid vehicles?


Maybe you want to do your part for the environment, but you’re just not sure if a hybrid is the right choice for your situation.


There are some definite pros and cons of owning a hybrid. To make an informed decision, you need to have all the facts.


Here’s what you need to know about hybrid vehicles – the good and the not-so-good.

What is a hybrid, anyway?

Before you can decide if you want to purchase a hybrid, you need to have a clear picture of what this type of vehicle is.


A hybrid vehicle uses two sources of power – a gasoline-powered engine and an electric motor that’s powered by a battery pack.


The purpose behind developing a vehicle like this is to provide an option that’s environmentally-friendly, is more fuel-efficient, and has low emissions.


The electric motor supports the gasoline engine, which is the primary source of power.

Pros of purchasing a hybrid vehicle

There are quite a few benefits of buying a hybrid car.

  • Hybrids run more “cleanly” than regularly-powered vehicles.

  • They have lower emissions.

  • They’re more environmentally-friendly.

  • The usual warranty for a hybrid vehicle is eight years.

  • Certain models may earn you a tax credit.

  • As more people start to drive hybrids, the cost of gasoline will drop.

  • If your primary travel is in the city or town with a lot of stop-and-go driving, you’ll see a reduction at the gas pump.

Cons of driving a hybrid

There are some things about owning and driving a hybrid vehicle that may make you want to consider if it’s right for your unique situation.

  • You won’t experience as much of a benefit from driving a hybrid if you do most of your driving on the highway at higher speeds. You’ll be spending more money for the purchase cost and not seeing the return in savings.

  • If a model is in high-demand, you may have to be put on a waiting list.

  • Hybrids typically cost a few thousand dollars more than the non-hybrid version of the same model vehicle.

  • Depending on your driving habits, the savings in gasoline costs may take several years to recoup. 

Trust the advice of the experts

It can be hard to decide if a hybrid vehicle is the best choice for you or not. 


But don’t worry – you don’t have to go into the great-hybrid-unknown all alone.


The experts at Kasper Auto Group are happy to help you evaluate your needs, along with the pros and cons of buying a hybrid vehicle.


Stop in and see us today!

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