Buying a car can put a dent in your wallet. If you aren’t careful with your choices, you can even end up spending more than you should. This is one good reason to be extra vigilant about what car features to look for.
To help you out, here are 8 of the best features you should consider.
Engine Size and Type
Choosing a model with a smaller engine will lower a car’s price both at the dealership and at the insurer.
In general, bigger engines use more fuel and have a lower MPG (Miles Per Gallon) or the distance a vehicle can travel on a gallon of fuel. Apart from that, big engines are also considered to be powerful, making them prone to accidents. This is one good reason why insurers are likely to charge higher.
If you are looking for ways to save money, it’s better if you stick with a smaller engine.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control is not just a feature used to attract lazy drivers; it can actually cut down on fuel usage, saving you money in the process.
When driving on an open road, cruise control prevents you from driving at a fast speed. This can save you fuel since you won’t have to accelerate or step on the brakes needlessly.
Some systems even have the ability to detect the speed of the vehicles ahead, adjusting your speed to a consistent and safe level. This means you are less likely to have to brake aggressively in case you fail to anticipate the speed of the car in front.
In addition to cruise control, another feature that helps reduce fuel consumption and money is ‘Start-Stop’.
Keeping your engine running when not actually driving is a massive waste of fuel. This modern technology detects when you have stopped and cuts the engine off automatically. It’s a great help if you’re frequently stuck in traffic.
You don’t have to worry about restarting your engine or using a lot of fuel to do…
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