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Look out for this when Buying a Truck or Car

When you want to buy your next car or truck, make sure that the fuel economy does not get lost in the shuffle of things. Buying a car or truck with great gas mileage is both friendly to the environment and your wallet. You will like the financial savings throughout the life of the car or truck.

A lot is to be considered when purchasing a car or truck. If you are purchasing a used car or truck in the condition of the clutch, brakes, engine and transmission will play a huge role in how much that car will cost to run. Even minor problems can result in $100 repairs.

With new and old cars you need to find the make and model that has a proven track record and fits your specific needs. Make certain that fuel efficiency plays a role in your decision making. If you emerge from the car and truck purchasing process with a fuel efficient car you will take up less cash in your tank and have more dollars to spend on things that matter.

Take full advantage of what is known.

When it comes to car and truck maintenance, the one thing you can easily and accurately predict for the future is how much gas you are going to use. Fuel prices may fluctuate but most people can spend a week or two logging their gas consumption and get a great idea of how many gallons they use. If you don't already know, track your gas consumption so you can use this information when purchasing a truck or car.
Make it the best priority.

One way to make certain that fuel efficiency is considered is to start by looking at your truck or car that gets good gas mileage. Make it the best priority and see where that leads you. The problem with today's cars and trucks market is car manufacturers know that gas mileage is not a significant consideration when purchasing a new vehicle for many United States customers.
Tightening up the numbers.

When you are evaluating a car or truck fuel efficiency, ask yourself how long you think you will be driving the car and determine how much gas will be.

Let us say you want to get a used car for $4,000 and hope to drive it for 4 years. Below are some 4 year gas cost estimates based on driving 15,000 miles per year and buying gas for $1.40 per gallon. If gasoline is more expensive than $1.40, the costs will be even higher. A Sampling of Used Cars: 1994 Ford Explorer SUV (2WD) 4 year gas estimate = $5525 1994 Honda Accord Sedan 4 year gas estimate = $3885 1994 Honda Civic DX Sedan 4 year gas estimate = $2385 A Sampling of New Cars: 2004 Ford Explorer 2WD 4 year gas estimate = $6175 2004 Honda Accord 4 year gas estimate = $3750 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4 year gas estimate = $2235 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid 4 year gas estimate = $1910

This is a little sampling of trucks and cars but you get the point. Unless you really need a sports utility vehicle or big truck, you can save a lot of dollars by purchasing a fuel efficient truck or car. You will sacrifice size and sometimes luxury when choosing fuel economy first. Part of this is because larger cars and trucks contain more weight and will naturally get worse gas mileage. But it is also a function of consumers not concerned about gas mileage when they make a decision on purchasing a new or used car.

Charlie Reese has been learning about Cars and trucks for nearly two years now. He as well likes to repair vehicles as well.






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