Is Buying a Hybrid Worth It?
By Adrian Castillo
Purchasing a new vehicle of any kind is always a significant decision that requires plenty of thought. But if you’re looking to buy a hybrid car, even more research is required, especially if you’ve only ever owned a gas-engine car. There is a lot to know about driving a hybrid, but the first question you likely have is a simple one: “Is buying a hybrid worth it?” Of course, the answer to a question like that can vary from person to person. Typically, whether or not a hybrid car is a worthwhile investment depends on the driver and their driving habits (such as their commute). For many, though, the answer is yes, hybrids are worth it. Why? Let us break it down for you.
What Makes Hybrids Worth Investing In?
When it comes to buying a hybrid, the benefits are pretty clear. Because they run largely on regenerative braking—the process of kinetic energy being converted back to stored energy when the vehicle’s brakes are applied—hybrids depend far less on gasoline. The result is outstanding fuel economy, which means fewer trips to the gas station and less money spent on fuel. Not to mention, driving a hybrid helps the environment, as these cars emit less CO2 than a standard gas-engine vehicle. And of course, there’s also the added benefit of contributing to the industry’s trend toward smarter and greener technology.
Perhaps one of the only drawbacks to buying a hybrid is the cost up front. You will be paying more for a hybrid car than you would for a traditional vehicle, but in most cases, the fuel efficiency you enjoy will cover the cost in the long run.
About Bumblebee Batteries
One other expense that comes with owning a hybrid car is the hybrid battery replacement you will eventually need. This isn’t something you’ll have to worry about right off the bat—many batteries will last about 10 years—but it’s still an investment to keep in mind. And when the time comes for a new battery, the company you can rely on for a replacement is Bumblebee Batteries. We offer both new and rebuilt batteries of the highest caliber, plus we not only install them at our Gresham, Oregon, shop—we can also facilitate a mobile installation wherever you’re located.
To learn more about the benefits of buying a hybrid, or for more information about the hybrid battery replacements we offer, contact Bumblebee Batteries today.