Hybrid Car Servicing

Hybrid Maintenance

Like any other car, your hybrid vehicle needs to be serviced. Due to a hybrid vehicle having a traditional engine additional checks need to be carried out when servicing & maintaining the vehicle. The same as any other car you hybrid vehicle will need to have an MOT once a year after it turns three years old.

This page will help inform you of everything you need to know about your hybrid vehicle service and the different requirements.

Understanding the differences between the parts in an hybrid vehicle and a standard car

Some of the main car parts in a conventional vehicle include:

  • Timing belt
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel pumps
  • Spark plugs
  • Clutch
  • Suspension
  • Steering

Which parts of your hybrid vehicle need to be serviced?

  • Hybrid battery
  • Inverter coolant
  • Brakes
  • Charging port

The extra vehicle checks are for the components which are found on hybrid vehicles. The hybrid battery check ensures that it is operating properly, which helps with safety, efficiency and performance. The inverter coolant check is not the same as engine coolant. The inverter is what turns the DC power into AC power, checking the inverter coolant is to make sure there are no leaks and that it is working properly. The brakes are checked for brake binding which is when the brake pads and brakes stick. This is because of the regenerative braking which some hybrid cars feature. Regenerative braking takes the kinetic energy lost in braking and then stores it in the vehicles battery. The charging port will be checked for any damage, this is to ensure that the charging port is safe and that the vehicle can charge properly.

Contact us today for more information on hybrid car servicing

If you have any further questions, about booking a hybrid car service, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information, or to book a service.