The first hybrid car was the Toyota Prius, and it debuted in the late 1990s. Shortly after, the Honda Insight made its way onto the scene. Over the years, more and more hybrids were created as an effort to improve fuel economy and lower emissions, and today, it is an incredibly popular alternative to the traditional vehicle. By “traditional vehicle,” we mean gas-powered vehicles, which come equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE) that requires gasoline to run. Hybrid vehicles also utilize an ICE, in addition to an electric motor and a battery. Just like a traditional vehicle, a hybrid takes gasoline, but the fuel economy is significantly better because the electric motor provides a percentage of the vehicle power. The electric motor is powered by the battery, which receives its juice through regenerative braking and the engine. Because of the unique design and performance of a hybrid vehicle, it’s important to visit an auto shop that is experienced and trained specifically in hybrid repair and hybrid service. We’re proud to fill that shoe here at Mad Hatter Auto Repair in Omaha, Nebraska.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can hybrid batteries by repaired?
Yes. Hybrid batteries can be repaired by trained mechanics.
2. Can I repair my hybrid battery?
As a vehicle owner, you have the right to repair any part of your vehicle. Hybrid batteries are high voltage systems and it is recommended for those to be repaired by trained mechanics.
3. Are hybrid vehicles expensive to repair?
Hybrid vehicles have more expensive parts, but that does not mean they are more expensive to repair than other non-hybrid vehicles.
4. Where can I go to have my hybrid battery repaired?
If you have a hybrid battery that you suspect is in need of repair, you can take it to an independent repair shop, where they have mechanics that are specially trained and qualified to repair your hybrid battery/vehicle.
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