Battery Conditioning| Auto Repair Shops Lewisville, TX
A battery pack replacement is not the only solution for your hybrid or electric vehicle. You actually have three options when stuck with an underperforming battery pack: replacement with a new one; replacement with a remanufactured battery pack; or battery conditioning of the existing battery pack. Fifth Gear Automotive offers you all three options in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
The battery pack is a source of dread and concern with most hybrid owners, due to the high cost of a replacement. Many EV/Hybrid owners know the battery pack tends to last a specific number of years or miles, and will eventually perform poorly. Replacing with new and reconditioned battery packs both come at significant cost, while the third option of battery conditioning offers significant savings. Give us a call or drop your vehicle by Fifth Gear Automotive auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX for battery conditioning by our experts.
Battery conditioning comes at a fraction of the cost of a new battery, and the battery pack can potentially restore your hybrids like new performance, and economy. Contact Fifth Gear Automotive to schedule this service in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
The Signs of a Failing Battery Pack
Some of the signs that your vehicle’s battery pack is going south include:
- Low Energy Level
- Reduced Torque
- Rapid Loss of Battery Power
- Reduced Vehicle Performance
- Significant Loss of Gas Mileage
- Strong Reliance on the Gasoline Engine
- Warning Notifications on the Dashboard
There’s no need to replace your electric or hybrid battery pack, when conditioning may restore your battery pack, and the vehicle’s performance and efficiency while saving you money. Contact Fifth Gear Automotive’s auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
Driving Tips To Improve Efficiency
Any automobile will experience improved mileage when you accelerate slowly and brake gently. Accelerating your EV/hybrid gradually will maintain electric motor use only, providing the best mileage possible.
Battery Conditioning How it Works
EV/Hybrid batteries consist of multiple modules, and when a problem occurs, it is typically in one of these. Special equipment is connected to the battery performing the Power Test and the Energy Test. The information is used for analysis and diagnosis. The Power Test analyzes the power capability of the battery pack, how quickly and effectively the modules inside the battery pack can transfer electrical energy in an controlled load test. The Energy Test determines the capacity of each module by placing them under a controlled load.
Once the tests are analyzed, the identified failed modules are replaced. The battery modules are cycled to increase the power and energy capacity by completely discharging and restoring to the full capacity. This process is repeated several times before the battery is conditioned. Additional components that support the battery pack system are checked for proper operation in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX.
Factors Affecting the Lifespan of a Conditioned Battery
Battery conditioning should only be performed by a properly trained and certified specialist. Under normal circumstances, a conditioned battery pack can provide reliable performance for years. Fifth Gear Automotive offers professional battery conditioning in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX. In addition, the battery pack can be conditioned numerous times without any negative effects. However, there are factors which can affect the lifespan of a conditioned battery:
- An aging battery pack
- Temperature, elevation and the amount of vehicle use.
- Operation in a extreme discharge state.
- Improper service by an unqualified technician.
- Electrolyte leakage.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Warnings
Poor vehicle performance and reduced fuel economy indicate a problem with the battery pack. The MIL only warns when catastrophic issues and battery failure is at hand. Battery conditioning may not be possible when a MIL warning is triggered. Scheduling a routine battery testing in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX can ensure the ability to condition the battery pack.
Battery conditioning isn’t always possible, requiring battery replacement. Fifth Gear Automotive’s certified mechanics in our auto repair shops in Lewisville, TX can provide for your automotive service needs. Contact us to schedule reliable service for your vehicle.