Knowing your vehicle is the first step in combating common issues. If you’re a Prius owner and you’re unsure of the best practices to ensure the longevity and overall health of your battery, The Hybrid Geek can help. We offer comprehensive care for your battery throughout its life and offer helpful tips on how to keep up with the signs of a battery in need of maintenance.
Recondition, or Replace?
The worst time to find out you need a new Prius battery is when it’s failed. Don’t wait until the last minute; decide whether it’s time to repair, recondition, or replace the battery entirely. If you are unsure of the signs, read on for more information.
If your Prius is reaching its 50,000 mile mark, we recommend reconditioning the battery. This increases the life of your battery and takes just a couple of days. Reconditioning is a great process for hybrids which are experiencing a loss in gas mileage; one of the first signs of a battery in need. Once your battery fails, it is more expensive to fix and replace, so reconditioning is a great option to cut maintenance costs in the future.
The pros of reconditioning your hybrid battery are of course cutting costs, but also restores lost capacity and balances your battery pack. The whole process of reconditioning Prius batteries takes approximately 24 hours.
As a Prius owner, you understand that the battery won’t last forever. When that time comes, The Hybrid Geek offers affordable and timely packages to repair and replace your hybrid battery. If we feel the repair is just a “band-aid” approach, it may be less costly and less time consuming to replace the battery completely. Our technicians make calculated decisions based on years of experience and of course, keeping our customer’s best interest in mind. A few signs your Prius needs a new battery:
- MPG is lower than usual
- ICE (internal combustion engine) runs more than usual
- Unusual state of charge (SOC)
- High mileage
Most of these signs are easy to spot, and the high mileage is a quick way to tell when your Prius 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 Prius battery.
The Hybrid Geek has trained technicians who are experienced in finding and fixing the most common and more intricate problems or routine maintenance issues. If you are questioning your hybrid battery, don’t hesitate. Reach out to one of our trained professionals and find out why hundreds of happy customers rely on The Hybrid Geek.
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!