Many hybrid vehicle owners may wonder about the options they have when it comes to hybrid battery repair or replacement. As hybrid battery repair is a task which requires a specific skill set, many hybrid owners end up paying too much to replace their battery.
Understanding the different options may help vehicle owners know when they can opt for a hybrid battery repair or replacement instead.
Hybrid Battery Repair
Depending on the make and model of your specific hybrid vehicle, hybrid battery packs contain 120 to 240 individual cells. As the individual cells die or “go bad,” your battery may begin to experience issues, such as decreased fuel economy. However, your vehicle may experience no issues and by the time the maintenance indicator comes on, 80% or more of these individual cells may have gone bad.
For starters, make a habit of regular hybrid battery maintenance. The Hybrid Geek offers a service called the Free State of Health Check, which helps diagnose battery issues before they get out of hand. In the event any underlying issues exist, vehicle owners can make a decision between a hybrid battery repair or replacement.
Hybrid Battery Replacement
Ensuring proper care of your battery is one of the most important parts of owning a hybrid vehicle. With a properly functioning battery, your hybrid will be more responsive and achieve better fuel economy.
As a vehicle owner, you understand that your hybrid battery may need to be replaced eventually. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a failing battery is essential to early replacement. A few signs to look out for are:
- Internal Combustion Engine running more frequently than usual
- Decreased fuel economy
- Mileage over 125,000-150,000
- “Check Hybrid System” light is on
- Rapid charging and discharging
Most of these signs are easy to spot, and the high mileage is a quick way to tell when your battery needs to be replaced. If you are close to reaching 200,000 miles and experiencing other symptoms of a failing battery, it’s time for a new hybrid battery.
At The Hybrid Geek, trained technicians are waiting to find and fix your hybrid vehicle’s most common problems with routine maintenance. If you are questioning whether you need a hybrid battery repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to call us.
To enjoy some of our current specials, visit us online at https://www.thehybridgeek.com/specials/ or call us today at (919) 996-0626. We also offer a Free State of Health Check for all hybrid vehicles!