Yes, we service those too! The only significant difference between a gas engine vehicle and a hybrid vehicle, as far as maintenance goes, is the hybrid battery.
Sallas Auto Repair recommends for Hybrids, like other vehicles, follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Ask one of our service advisors today what maintenance your car is due for based on mileage.
What is a Hybrid Battery?
A hybrid car combines the function of a gas-powered motor and an electric hybrid battery that is rechargeable. These two systems combined offer the best efficiency and reliability and become far more functional.
The drawback to this system is that the overall design is more expensive because of the dual motors. Having dual motors adds weight to the vehicle and takes up a significant amount of space.
Basics on Hybrid Batteries
Hybrid vehicles have made even more advancements in recent years, but they're still behind in availability and affordability.
A hybrid vehicle uses a 12-volt lead-acid battery, gasoline, and also pulls energy from an electric battery. The vehicle can switch seamlessly between power sources, so the driver isn't even aware of the transition.
The drawback is the vehicle cannot run without the hybrid battery, so owners must invest in new hybrid batteries periodically, which can make vehicle maintenance expensive.
Can we replace hybrid batteries?
In short, yes, we replace hybrid batteries. There are a couple of options as far as replacing hybrid batteries. Check out our “Hybrid Battery Replacement” page for more information.