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Hybrid Vehicle Ownership Advantages and Disadvantages

What Pros and Cons are Involved with Buying and Driving a Hybrid Vehicle? Disadvantages of Owning a Hybrid Vehicle There are a few potential disadvantages to hybrid vehicle ownership. One is the cost of the vehicle itself, as hybrids tend to be more expensive to purchase than traditional gasoline cars. Another is the potential for […]

What Should You Do if Your Hybrid Battery Dies?

Signs of Trouble With Your Hybrid Battery Hybrid cars are great for gas mileage if most of your commute is on surface streets with stop-and-go traffic. The batteries in hybrid vehicles are often charged by the braking action. If you notice any of these signs, you’re going to need to take your vehicle to a […]

What Affects the Life of a Hybrid Battery?

Factors That Affect Hybrid Battery Life Many factors affect the life of your vehicle’s battery, especially if you drive a hybrid. Remember that with a hybrid vehicle, the batteries are charged during braking and idling, which is used to power the electric engine. One of the primary factors affecting the life of a hybrid battery […]

Does Driving a Hybrid Really Help You Save Money?

Hybrid Review A hybrid vehicle has multiple great qualities, but is helping drivers save money one of them? It may be helpful, to begin with, a quick review of what a hybrid actually is. As the name suggests, it is a mixture of two things. For hybrid automobiles, the combination refers to methods of power. […]

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid Reviewed, Hybrid Repaired What exactly is a hybrid automobile? A hybrid is what it sounds like–a combination. In the case of a vehicle, it’s transportation that operates using both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Energy is stored in batteries. If this reserve is exhausted before a recharge, the combustion power plant […]

Help Me Figure Out Electric Vehicle Maintenance!

Does It Need Oil? — AutoStream Car Care Center Your electric vehicle is very different from a traditional combustion model, so you may be wondering if it needs motor oil. Keep in mind that every vehicle–whether gasoline, diesel, hybrid, or all electric–needs preventive maintenance services and occasional repairs. Beyond that, the need for oil is […]

Hybrid Batteries & Prolonged Disuse

When You (and Your Hybrid Vehicle) Take a Vacation Whether you’re taking the trip of a lifetime or simply spending much more time at home, you might not need your hybrid vehicle much for a while. Is it safe to leave the batteries sitting that long? At AutoStream in Woodstock, Maryland, we’ll be glad to […]

Maintaining Your Hybrid Vehicle

What’s The Same & What’s Different Apples to Oranges We’ve all heard people talking about comparing apples and oranges, and that might be what comes to mind when you think about how you need to maintain your hybrid vehicle as compared to a traditional car. While there are some similarities, there are also plenty of […]