With the continually rising prices of gas many people are looking for ways to save money. One thing that a lot of people look at is a car that will give them better gas mileage. When you think of good gas mileage you probably think about hybrid cars. Is a hybrid car right for you? Here are some of the pros and cons of hybrid cars to help you decide.
Pros of a Hybrid Car.
Hybrid cars have many different aspects that are important to look at. First of all a hybrid car uses a combination of both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. This combination allows you to go longer distances than an electric car and also increases your fuel mileage over a car with just a gasoline engine. Usually, in town, a hybrid will drive using mostly the electric motor and will occasionally run the gasoline engine to keep the batteries charged. Also some hybrid vehicles can convert power from braking into electricity to help charge the batteries as well. Not needing the gas engine to be running all the time not only saves you money on gas, it also help you put less pollutants into the air.
Cons of a Hybrid Car.
Hybrid cars are not all good. Hybrid cars are expensive. You will need to look at how much more it would cost you to buy a hybrid car and how you are planning to drive it to see if the extra cost will really end up paying for itself. A hybrid car does still use gas. If you do mostly highway driving a hybrid car may not be the car for you. While most hybrid cars do get good gas mileage on the highway, you can usually find gas engine cars for cheaper that have just as good highway gas mileage. This is because a hybrid car usually uses only the gas engine while doing highway driving.