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When considering the purchase of a hybrid vehicle, many people are cautious. They may be anxious about the cost of hybrid service, how long does a hybrid battery last, and then what it costs to replace it. The fact is, whether your vehicle is a hybrid, electric, diesel, or traditional gasoline, they all need to be serviced regularly. Because the hybrid’s engine also runs on gasoline, it requires the same basic maintenance as traditional vehicles, including replacing filters, belt replacements, tire alignment, and oil changes. The hybrid battery’s air filter is the one exception that may need additional hybrid service.

Fortunately, hybrid batteries are designed to last between 10 to 15 years (about 120,000 to 150,000 driving miles) before they should start to fail. Even though some batteries may start to go bad around 70,000 miles, others can go up to 200,000 miles without any problems. Thus, it is important to have the battery in your hybrid vehicle checked frequently at a certified hybrid service center. Because manufacturers understand that replacing a hybrid battery can be expensive, hybrid vehicles typically come with an eight-year, 80,000-mile warranty, so a battery replacement should be 100% covered.

Here are some common problems of what happens when a hybrid battery goes bad:

  • Fuel efficiency decreases
  • The battery meter is more unstable
  • Acceleration is more sluggish
  • Reduced usable cell capacity for recharging
  • Range of driving distance is shortened
  • Code and computer errors become more frequent

Fortunately, there are some options for replacing the battery in a hybrid vehicle:

  • Install a new battery (the most expensive option but will last another 10 years),
  • Install a refurbished or rebuilt battery (half the price of a new one, but won’t last as long),
  • Recondition current battery (the cells are rebalanced, restoring the battery to over 90% of the original capacity).

Have more questions about what happens when a hybrid battery goes bad? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about hybrid service and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

 

Wondering what happens when a hybrid battery goes bad? For quality hybrid service, schedule an inspection with a certified technician at Clausen Automotive.

When considering the purchase of a hybrid vehicle, many people are cautious. They may be anxious about the cost of hybrid service, how long does a hybrid battery last, and then what it costs to replace it. The fact is, whether your vehicle is a hybrid, electric, diesel, or traditional gasoline, they all need to be serviced regularly. Because the hybrid’s engine also runs on gasoline, it requires the same basic maintenance as traditional vehicles, including replacing filters, belt replacements, tire alignment, and oil changes. The hybrid battery’s air filter is the one exception that may need additional hybrid service.

Fortunately, hybrid batteries are designed to last between 10 to 15 years (about 120,000 to 150,000 driving miles) before they should start to fail. Even though some batteries may start to go bad around 70,000 miles, others can go up to 200,000 miles without any problems. Thus, it is important to have the battery in your hybrid vehicle checked frequently at a certified hybrid service center. Because manufacturers understand that replacing a hybrid battery can be expensive, hybrid vehicles typically come with an eight-year, 80,000-mile warranty, so a battery replacement should be 100% covered.

Here are some common problems of what happens when a hybrid battery goes bad:

  • Fuel efficiency decreases
  • The battery meter is more unstable
  • Acceleration is more sluggish
  • Reduced usable cell capacity for recharging
  • Range of driving distance is shortened
  • Code and computer errors become more frequent

Fortunately, there are some options for replacing the battery in a hybrid vehicle:

  • Install a new battery (the most expensive option but will last another 10 years),
  • Install a refurbished or rebuilt battery (half the price of a new one, but won’t last as long),
  • Recondition current battery (the cells are rebalanced, restoring the battery to over 90% of the original capacity).

Have more questions about what happens when a hybrid battery goes bad? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about hybrid service and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

 

Steve Clausen
Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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