Why should I drive a vehicle that runs on flex fuel?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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Benefits of driving a flex fuel vehicle

As technology progresses, so do our vehicles. While the gasoline-powered engine was once the only option available to drivers, there are now alternatives that are both better on the environment and easier on your wallet. Flex fuel vehicles are one such option. What is a flex fuel vehicle and what are the benefits of driving one? Read on to find out!

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Steering wheel mounted controls and driver information cluster of the 2019 Honda CR-VWhat is a flex fuel vehicle?

Flex fuel engines, or flexible fuel engines, refer to engines that are designed to run on any combination of gasoline and ethanol. Think of it as the middle ground between hybrids and conventional gasoline-powered vehicles. Some drivers want performance features that more closely resemble gasoline-powered vehicles but without the higher costs. Flex fuel allows for this as it is essentially the same thing as a gasoline-powered vehicle.

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Why should I drive a vehicle that runs on flex fuel?2019 Honda Fit close-up look from a low viewpoint

There are a few benefits to flex fuel vehicles. First and foremost is the effect it has on the environment. Since ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline, you’ll be leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the earth. You’ll still be using gasoline, of course, but less of it. With this comes a lower cost as well, as ethanol is less expensive than gasoline. You can feel proud that you’re supporting American businesses too, because unlike oil which is primarily imported from the Middle East, ethanol is made from corn and sugar cane which is made right here in the United States.

Here at Van’s Honda, we’re proud to offer drivers a variety of options to suit all driving needs. That means both new and used vehicles that offer flex fuel engines. Learn more about flex fuel and what it can do for you by contacting the team here at Van’s Honda. Schedule a test drive with us today!

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