Gas prices might be on the decline, but that doesn’t stop anyone from wanting to keep that cost down overall. Fuel economy is important to drivers. The recent state of the economy showed just how much the average consumer cared about staying away from the pump as much as possible. The automakers noticed this. A major selling point of newer vehicles has been based around fuel efficiency.
That’s here the new 2013 Ram 1500 comes in. Thanks to the Stop-Start technology it has; drivers will have improved fuel efficiency by 1 mph in city driving.
The Ram 1500 HFE models come with a high-performance starter that includes the Stop-Start system. That is for both the 3.6L V-6 Pentastar or 5.7L V-8 HEMI engine.
What is the Stop-Start system? It’s a very smart little do-hickey that stops the engine when the truck is at a complete stop. A stop is based on the amount of brake pressure the driver puts on the pedal. That means if you don’t want to stop the engine completely, then you can use soft braking.
This perk is definitely intended for anyone who has to deal with excess traffic. Anyone who’s driven into New York through any of the tunnels knows how stop and go it can get. How this system works during these conditions is that the stop-start turns on during the first off. As long as you stay under 5 mph, the engine continues to run to maintain the heating or AC. Another awesome aspect is that if the 1500 is stopped for a lengthy period of time and if it detects that the temperature is rising or decreasing, then the engine will restart to turn on the heater or the AC.
No worries about this feature wearing out fast because of what it does. Yes there’s an additional load of work placed on the starter, alternator, and battery; the components were upgraded to handle it.
Its features like these that are compelling so many to recognize just how amazing the Ram 1500 is.
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