Are you in the midst of buying a new vehicle? You have a wealth of options spread throughout various car segments. Here at our Wickstrom Dodge dealership, we have a variety of hybrid and electric models in stock. If you’re on the fence, we’ll explain all the reasons for gravitating toward an environmentally friendly vehicle.

Many consumers hesitate on purchasing a hybrid due to the higher cost over its traditional gasoline counterpart. While the initial purchasing price is indeed higher, you will save more money over the life of the vehicle. You will save money at the pump, not to mention that the state of Illinois offers various financial tax and credit incentives for hybrid vehicle owners. Visit the Illinois DMV site for a breakdown of the incentives.

Of course, there’s also less carbon footprint on the eco system. Hybrid cars use less fossil fuels. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, a traditional gasoline car produces about 12,000-pounds of tailpipe emissions every year. A hybrid vehicle, on the other hand, produces about 6,000 to 7,000 pounds. An all-electric car produces just under 5,000 pounds.

With the increasing demand for hybrid cars, owners can also get a higher resale value. Should you not be satisfied with your current hybrid set of wheels, you can always sell or trade it in for a higher-than-average price.

If you’re sold on a hybrid automobile, then we recommend the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which you can see at Wickstrom Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM. Regardless of the car you own, it also helps the environment by keeping it in good condition. We recommend regular oil changes and maintenance at our express lane near Barrington, IL.