We are excited to announce we have a Hybrid Shop now. See press release below for more details.

Fifth Gear Automotive Announces Partnership with The Hybrid Shop to Provide Enhanced Environmental Benefits and Value for the Batteries of Hybrid Vehicles

The area’s leading auto service provider expands its service offerings with its new certification to condition Hybrid vehicle batteries

LEWISVILLE, TX – June 26, 2013 –Fifth Gear Automotive announces today that it has partnered with The Hybrid Shop to provide Hybrid owners with exceptional environmental benefits, value, and economy for their Hybrid batteries. This new service provides an environmentally-sound alternative to battery replacement to enhance Hybrid battery power for restoring fuel economy, cost savings, and vehicle performance.

Through Fifth Gear Automotive’s partnership with The Hybrid Shop, Fifth Gear Automotive’s technicians have participated in a full training program and SAE credential classes, to now become certified technicians to “condition” hybrid batteries. Battery conditioning increases the amount of electric battery usage to save customers money and to save the environment by not adding to the waste stream. By conditioning the battery, consumers save over 70% by avoiding replacing the battery due to a decrease in mileage per gallon or sluggish performance which could cost upwards of $4,500.

This exclusive new service offering, known as “your battery’s fountain of youth,” comes largely as a result of the increased growth the Hybrid vehicle market has experienced in recent years. In 2013, there are:

  • Over 2.7 million Hybrids on the road;
  • 57 new models available for purchase by various automobile manufacturers; and.
  • Hybrid vehicles account for approximately 4% of the total new car market.

The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts that the Hybrid vehicle market will grow more than 10% by 2015, with the number of new models produced expected to double, and even triple over the next ten years. With these numbers growing and expected to continue to expand, Fifth Gear Automotive saw the opportunity to further support Hybrid owners by ensuring their vehicles are operating at peak levels of performance, and in the most environmentally and economically friendly manner possible.

“With the growing number of Hybrid sales in recent years, we are thrilled to offer Hybrid owners the opportunity to keep their cars running at peak performance,” Fifth Gear Automotive Co-Owner, Bill Bernick states. “By offering this service, we not only provide the Lewisville area quality auto service for general motor vehicles, but we can now extend our services to Hybrid vehicle owners to ensure a cost-effective option to replacing an existing battery.”

The Fifth Gear Automotive Comprehensive State of Health and Battery Conditioning Service deliver the benefits of maximum vehicle performance, as well as optimal use from current Hybrid batteries, to extend their lives longer than ever before. The majority of Hybrids over five or six years old will require battery conditioning to maintain its maximum fuel economy, which is about 50 miles per gallon, on average. Without this service, this figure can drop as much as 5 or 10 miles per gallon or more over the years resulting in a loss of almost $2,000 over the course of five years. These new services available provide Hybrid customers with the opportunity to keep their vehicles running at maximum capacity as well as a green, cost-effective option to receive like-new performance from their existing battery.

Additional information about these new services may be found on the THS Services page.

About Fifth Gear Automotive

Fifth Gear Automotive’s 11,000 square foot shop is stocked with all of the latest diagnostic tools. They specialize on European cars and service all makes and models. In addition to normal preventative maintenance, brake jobs, oil changes and alignments, Fifth Gear offers complete automotive service up to and including complete engine replacement. For more information, please visit https://fifthgear.biz/ or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


– Our pledge –

As a member of the international network of professional Hybrid Shop dealers, we pledge to deliver the following to each customer:

– Provide accurate HEV battery diagnosis and repair based in science and technically accurate methods utilizing control software that provides documented power and energy test results before and after the conditioning process is performed.

– Provide Power and Energy test reports before and after battery conditioning services.

– Maintain the highest standards for components and workmanship

– Treat all customers with honesty and respect while providing the best customer service in the industry.

– Commitment to continuously enhance our training and science-based technical diagnosis methods while delivering the highest quality and technically advanced hybrid service experience.

– Guarantee all workmanship for 2 years at any Hybrid Shop dealer.