You may think, my hybrid doesn’t require maintenance. That’s not quite right. Just like a regular gas powered vehicle, hybrids require maintenance on their primary systems.
Most hybrids have some version of a standard gas engine combined with an electric motor and battery for energy storage. This means the basics like engine oil and filter change, fluids fill and flush and auxiliary (starter) battery all must be cared for. And, of course, the electric motor and storage battery and electric dash modules all may need replacing as the life of the vehicle goes on.
Does it cost more to maintain hybrid vehicles? Not necessarily. The basic maintenance as described above is pretty standard anywhere you go. These items don’t require the dealership which may increase your expenses on common maintenance. A shop like Christian’s Automotive are hybrid experts. More expensive components may need to be replaced over time. Most Hybrid Cars have dashboard modules that may be costly to replace and the main battery has a lifespan of about 8 years. These costs and the cost of fuel should be weighed as you are looking at purchasing a hybrid car.
Don’t neglect maintaining your hybrid vehicle. You don’t have to go to the dealer either. You really just need a great mechanic who knows their way around the hybrid vehicle systems. Our ASE Certified Hybrid experts at Christian’s Automotive are here to make your services painless. Set an appointment today.