Tips to Follow When Choosing Fuel-Efficient Car

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  • Purchasing a car can be an exciting but challenging experience especially when there are several factors that come into play when making the crucial decision.

    In the recent past, demand for fuel-efficient vehicles has reached new heights as motorists throng car-dealerships. 

    Kenyans.co.ke takes a look at options to consider when choosing a fuel-efficient car. 

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    Consider what your vehicle needs

    It is advisable for motorists to take time and consider must-have features on their preferred vehicles. Some motorists end up jumping at the first deal that seem lucrative but end up complaining about the vehicle specifications.

    Other factors to consider is whether the priority is speed or comfort, entertainment systems, or the amount of space needed. 

    Consider engine size

    A key aspect to consider for many motorists as it is the most important part of a vehicle. While doing the research, keep in mind the distance one is likely to cover on a day-to-day basis. Generally, a vehicle with a 4-cylinder engine is considered more fuel-efficient than those with an 8-cylinder engine.

    This is mainly due to a lower horsepower attributed to a vehicle's size and weight. However, vehicles using a turbocharger tend to consume more fuel hence a vehicle with a 4-cylinder engine with a turbocharger consumes more fuel as opposed to another six-cylinder engine car without a turbocharger. 

    Consider Hybrid

    Motorists are increasingly opting for hybrid vehicles due to their fuel-efficient nature as compared to conventional gas-powered vehicles. The use of an electric motor takes some strain off the internal combustion engine hence leading to the vehicle getting a better fuel economy.

    Price

    With all the factors considered above, the price of the vehicle is a great indicator as most motorists should have in mind the limit of what they are planning to spend.

    So take time to look at different vehicles, be they hybrid or conventional cars, to determine the best options for a fuel-efficient car.

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