Has the idea of a new SUV or car popped into your head recently? It may be time to get yourself into a newer more fuel efficient vehicle, especially with the uncertainty of gas prices. It can be quite difficult to find the right vehicle for your situation since there are so many options on the market today. When it comes to fuel efficiency we look to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their take on specific models before we recommend anything to our customers.
There are tools available like the dynamometer that allow us to test a vehicle’s engine versus one another but this system is very lackluster when it comes to measuring the amount of miles per gallon the vehicle is capable of in real-world situations. The EPA has recently begun running these tests on vehicle with more real-world factors involved like faster acceleration, fast speeds in the city and on the highway, low temperature, and internal devices like the air conditioning. All of these factors affect your vehicle’s MPG rating.
These new tests that are used to determine the average miles per gallon a vehicle offers are very useful in the car shopping experience. Customers aren’t shopping for surprises so it’s better to let them know what they’re in store for before they finalize the deal. Be sure to do your research as many vehicles from as early as 2008 are still quite competitive with today’s equivalents. You can ask any of our salespeople for advice and they will be more than happy to provide you with an answer and even a recommendation for your next vehicle.
Here are 7 simple tips to reduce your vehicle’s gasoline consumption.