Why Gas Prices Have Dropped Below $3

Gas prices have been on a steady decline for the past six months.  That is a direct result of the decrease in crude oil prices.  As you can see from the chart below, there is a direct correlation between the two prices.  At one point in 2008 crude oil was nearly $150/barrel!  And only four months ago it was at $100/barrel.  Now, crude oil has dropped below $80/barrel.  Therefore, according to the AAA, the national average for gasoline has dipped below $3/gallon for the first time since 2010.

Gas preston automotive People are loving the decreasing gas prices, and researchers say that the cheaper cost of gasoline should make people more frugal with the money that they are not spending at the pump anymore.¬† Ironically enough, Americans tend to spend more when fuel prices are low.¬† However, that has not been the case so far.¬† But here at the Preston Autoplex we have tons of Model Year End Deals to entice you to spend that extra money.¬† We even have some of the most fuel efficient cars ‚Äď and we think you should know about them!

2014 Mazda Mazda2Gas preston automotive

This sedan will get 28 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway!  With its 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engine, this small sedan has plenty of zip from the tiny, fuel-efficient engine.


2015 Mazda Mazda3Gas preston automotive

Another Mazda, this one will achieve 29 mpg in the city and 41 highway!  It is a slightly bigger sedan with a slightly bigger 2.0L engine, but the Skyactiv technology enables the outstanding fuel-efficiency.


2015 Nissan VersaGas preston automotive

The Versa has a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine just like the Mazda2, but will actually get greater fuel-economy.  It boasts 31 city and 40 highway miles per gallon!  Never dipping below 30 mpg you can cover huge distances on a small amount of gasoline.  For instance, you could get from Preston to Ocean City, MD and back 3 times on one tank that cost you only $32!

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The Sonata Hybrid is run by a 2.4L Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder hybrid engine.  That means it is geared for city use that is why it runs at 36 mpg in the city.  It still achieves an even greater 40 mpg on the highway.  In fact, you could get from Preston, MD, to Los Angeles, CA, which is just about 2700 miles away on only 4 tanks of gas!  That would set you back a miniscule $200; averaging out to be 13.5 cents/mile.

Bottom line: With gas prices dropping lower and lower for the foreseeable future, people are going to be spending more money and traveling by car.  You can get a great deal on a gas-saver, and save even more in the long run.  Come see us at the Preston Autoplex in Preston, Maryland; we are getting more 2015 vehicles in stock every single day.  You can also visit us on the web at www.prestonmotor.com and pick one of our nine locations from there!

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