If you are looking for a used car in Denver, you probably have a few things on your list that will contribute to which vehicle you end up buying. And if I were a betting man, I would bet that with the price of gas today, fuel economy is in the top three, along with safety and comfort.
With the Environmental Protection Agency realizing that sellers and shoppers might want to see data about a used vehicle's fuel efficiency (which is already available on the MSRP of all new cars), they now offer an online tool to generate a do-it-yourself window sticker.
At the agency's Web site, your used car dealer in Denver, Groove Auto, lists the year, make, model and engine-transmission configuration of the vehicle, which generates a printable PDF with the vehicle's city, highway, combined fuel economy rating and a generic photo of the vehicle.
The label also displays a quick-response code that can be read by some smartphones to generate model literature and other data about the vehicle. You can get all of this information from any of our knowledgeable sales guides at Groove Auto; your Denver used car dealership. "We have fuel economy data on about 30,000 light-duty vehicles - cars, mainly - dating back to 1984 models," Bo Saulsbury, a spokesman for the project, said in a telephone interview. Mr. Saulsbury is a member of the research staff at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which operates under the control of the Energy Department. "We've been kicking around this idea for some time. What really got us going was the cash-for-clunkers program in 2009. With that, we started getting demand for labels like these."
For Denver used car owners who might expect significant drops or increases in mileage figures, the E.P.A. suggests not to worry. According to a note on the Web site, "research shows that on average the fuel economy of a properly maintained vehicle will decline less than 2 percent over the 15 year life of a car."
At Groove Auto, we have you covered on all aspects of buying a car from your premier used car dealerships in Denver. From our Pre-owned Protection to our Money Back Guarantee, you can feel very confident that your new used car will drive off one of our lots without a single problem. But, if something were to happen with-in the first 60days or 2000 miles, we will fix it at no cost to you.