Benefits of Chevy Start/Stop Technology
Each year new technologies are created to make vehicles more fuel efficient.Most drivers can all agree that better fuel economy is a good thing, both for your wallet and your vehicle. One feature that is helping with this mission is Start/Stop technology. This feature is extremely helpful, but many drivers aren’t quite sure what it is and how it works. Today we’re going to take a closer look by examining the benefits of Chevy start/stop technology.
What is Start/Stop Technology?
The first thing you might be wondering is, what is it? Start/Stop technology is becoming a more common feature and is available with many vehicles, including the 2015 Chevy Malibu. This feature is designed to minimize fuel consumption by automatically shutting off the engine when the car comes to a stop at a red light or in traffic. When the driver takes their foot off the brake, the engine automatically restarts and is ready to continue forward.
How effective is Start/Stop Technology?
Now you might be wondering, but does this thing really work? Chevy has discovered that the Chevrolet Malibu with 2.5L engine has more than 10 percent improvement in city fuel efficiency with this start-stop technology. Each year it is being added to more and more of the Chevy lineup and is now available on the 2016 Chevy Cruze. Other features Chevy has been developing to help improve fuel efficiency include:
- Rack Electric Power Steering
- Deceleration Fuel Cut-Off
- Idle Speed Reduction
- Optimized Tire Rolling Resistance
- Aerodynamic Drag Reduction
- Electronic Returnless Fuel System
- Regulated Voltage Control
Chevrolet is constantly working hard to develop new and exciting features that drivers will love. Check back here at Craig Dunn Motor City often to learn more about new vehicles and features that are coming soon and will improve your driving experience.