HYBRID BATTERY REPLACEMENT
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT INDICATE IT MAY BE TIME FOR A HYBRID BATTERY REPLACEMENT?
Hybrid batteries are manufactured by keeping high standards in mind to increase the lifetime of your vehicle. However, over time and depending upon the usage, the battery pack of hybrid vehicles may be faced with reduced performance, lost energy, and hence, poor overall efficiency.
Below are some of the major signs to keep an eye on that may indicate that it’s time to replace your hybrid vehicle battery.
Reduced energy and the declining torque
An accelerated loss of battery power
Reduced performance of the vehicle
A severe reduction in the vehicle’s gas mileage
Increased dependence on the gasoline engine
What many hybrid owners don’t realize is that, while facing the prospect of a replacement hybrid battery, they have options to the what can be an expensive dealer replacement battery. For over 8 years Fifth Gear Automotive in Lewisville, TX has specialized in hybrid battery replacement and general hybrid service. Fifth Gears Certified Technicians have been trained to specifically handle all the special challenges hybrid vehicles and their systems can present at independent prices. Fifth Gear Automotive replacement batteries come with a standard 3 year/100K warranty.
YOU’VE REPLACE YOUR HYBRID BATTERY, NOW WHAT? WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR NEW HYBRID BATTERY AND VEHICLE IN GENERAL?
The driving pattern affects the gas mileage. While this is true for all types of vehicles, be careful with braking and accelerating a hybrid vehicle. This should be done smoothly and gently to improve and maintain efficiency. Moreover, this practice is specifically beneficial during heavy traffic conditions as it ensures the use of the electric motor only.
Pay attention to your tires. Make sure they have the correct air pressure and look for unusual wear indicators and make sure your alignment is up to standard.
Follow your normal mileage dictated services like oil changes, brakes, etc.
Most important chose a professional mechanic that has been trained to take care of the special features and systems of a hybrid vehicle.
Fifth Gear Automotive Can Help
Recognizing the signs of needing a replacement hybrid battery or service is the first step to getting the most out of your hybrid vehicle. If you notice any of the above signs or just have questions about your tires or vehicle, give Fifth Gear Automotive a call to schedule your inspection or, click on the link below to schedule your appointment. We have the Certified Technicians and the equipment to handle all of your hybrid battery replacements, repairs, and services.
Fifth Gear Automotive
We are a family owned independent automotive repair shop; Fifth Gear Automotive has over 100 years of experience with all domestic and import makes and models, specializing in European auto repair since 2004, serving Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound, Lantana, Double Oak, and the surrounding communities.