To have a more detailed description of the costs and benefits of a purchase, see economics.
is econ mode bad for your car?
econ mode is helpful for saving gas, but it has to be used sparingly. there are a couple things that may cause undue stress on the engine. first, if you're downshifting too much while traveling at high speeds, your car's engine will work harder to accelerate up to speed. second, econ mode can't run when you're in traffic or when you need quick acceleration. thirdly, because of diminished power during start-up in the morning when it's cold outside, using econ mode outside of traffic can also increase wear and tear on the battery so this should only happen infrequently to save money on charging your battery prematurely. for these reasons and others like driving in stop-and-go
when should i use econ mode?
what does the econ button do in a car?
oh, just something you're not supposed to touch! 😉
seriously though, the econ setting modifies engine settings and transmission characteristics to produce better fuel efficiency. sometimes there is other changes that go along with that such as the suspension but fundamentally the goal of this mode is reduced consumption. this may also result in a less responsive vehicle; we recommend changing back to normal mode when taking off from an intersection or accelerating onto a highway ramp if you often need more power than what econ offers.
is econ good for car?
i have not had a chance to use their services yet, but if they are anything like city of boston's econ program, then yes.
econ is a car-sharing program operated by the city of boston and designed for residents who cannot afford or do not want to own a personal vehicle. members can sign up for occasional usage at their discretion by paying on an hourly basis through the use of an access card that operates similarly to a contactless credit card powered with smart fare technology. you may also commit to a monthly fee that includes a certain number of hours per month as part of your membership. if you exceed those allotted hours for the month there will be no additional charges – it is unlimited as long as you make this