Between running cleaner than its gasoline counterparts, receiving 8-year warranties on the hybrid system itself, and the tax deductions and credits that sometimes come with the vehicles themselves at the time of purchase, it’s no wonder why so many are exchanging their traditional vehicles for something more modern. Hybrid vehicles were the revolutionary idea that fused expensive electric vehicle perks with the affordability of most gasoline-based engine systems. Maximum gas savings and double the gas mileage in most electric cars caused audiences to drool when a handful first hit the popular marketplace in the 1990s. Since then, purchases have steadily increased to an estimated 5.4 million hybrid vehicles now inhabit our roadways. That is why we upgraded our facilities to handle every single form of maintenance that comes with hybrid vehicles.
Issues To Be Aware Of With Hybrid Vehicles
Like any other specialty car, certain problems come with a hybrid car. That is one of the many reasons a regular maintenance plan is necessary to stay ahead of the repair curve. The most common problem is a weak battery. While hybrid vehicles aren’t as dependent on gas as their all-gasoline counterparts, they rely more heavily on the battery components to harness the energy required to propel your vehicle. Also, many hybrids get less-than-efficient gas mileage on the highway. See, a hybrid vehicle’s battery doesn’t charge with a port like a fully electric vehicle. It uses what’s called regenerative braking, a fancy way of saying that the car harnesses the energy of the car when braking and converts it into the energy necessary to recharge the battery. However, when driving on the highway, there is substantially less braking than in city driving. If not watched carefully enough, highway driving can completely drain your car’s battery and leave you relying fully on gas when in motion. Outside of these two issues, just about every other hybrid vehicle problem can be superseded and worked around with a regular maintenance plan. Staying on top of oil changes and overall vehicle performance checks can help you catch catalytic converter issues before they become wallet-breaking phenomena. That is where we come in.
Give Us A Call Today
Here at AutoStream Car Care Center, we stay on top of our machinery. We make sure to chronically update our systems and tools in order to provide you with the smoothest appointments possible. Our ASE-certified technicians have a combined 50+ years of experience, and our expert staff stays educated on all the updates and changes coming out of the automotive industry so that we can answer all of your questions and worries as accurately as possible. So, call us at 410-701-8817 or stop in and see us personally at 8527 Liberty Rd Ste A, Randallstown, MD 21133. Between our Lifetime Warranty plan, our two-year/24,000-mile warranty on everything else, and our illustrious V.I.P. Program, it’s no wonder that Baltimore County trusts us with their hybrid vehicle needs. Give us a chance today. We promise, you won’t be disappointed.