Used Flex Fuel models in Tampa, FL

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For most people, an important aspect that they consider before buying a vehicle is how the vehicle treats the environment. This is why so many people are opting for hybrid or electric models over traditional combustion engines. While hybrid models can be an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, there are valid reasons why hybrid vehicles don't work for everyone. When you use a hybrid model, you're giving up some of the power and performance that you would get from a combustion engine. If you're looking for a powerful vehicle that produces fewer carbon emissions, you'll want to take a look at a Used Flex Fuel Model in Tampa, FL.

Benefits of used Flex Fuel vehicles at OkCarz

While traditional engines run on gasoline, a Flex Fuel model is able to utilize both gasoline and E85 fuel. E85 is a combination of gasoline and ethanol, with a composition of roughly 83% ethanol and about 15% gasoline. One benefit of E85 is that ethanol burns cleaner, and the higher concentration in E85 is better for the environment. Additionally, utilizing ethanol in E85 decreases the reliance on fossil fuels, which not only helps the environment but can also help lower the cost of fuel. As opposed to having to drill for oil that is refined into gasoline, ethanol is a plant-based compound, which can be made from the fermentation of sugar. In the United States, ethanol is primarily made from corn, which is grown in abundance, but you can also use wheat, barley, potatoes, or sugar cane.

Other than the environmental perks, the biggest draw to Flex Fuel vehicles is the lower cost of E85. As the primary ingredient of ethanol comes from a source that can be replanted, it is more readily available. However, not every gas station carries ethanol. As such, another benefit of the Flex Fuel vehicles is their ability to utilize both E85 and gasoline at the same time. If you fill up your Flex Fuel vehicle with gasoline, you can add E85 the next time you purchase fuel without worrying about ruining your engine. If you're looking for a Flex Fuel vehicle, you have plenty of options, as many of the most popular models, like the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Equinox, are offered with Flex Fuel capability. No matter what you're looking for from your vehicle, you will likely be able to find a used Flex Fuel model that fits your needs. Even if you're unable to qualify for traditional financing, you can visit OkCarz at one of the five locations in Brandon, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Orlando, or Tampa, FL to find more information on qualifying for financing that could help you repair your credit.

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