Many of the same maintenance facilities are required for electric cars and traditional vehicles, but the engine and systems of your hybrid car are distinct from a standard, entirely gas-powered vehicle. So, for all your maintenance and repair needs, it is important to take your hybrid to a licensed hybrid repair shop.
You should do a few things. Always keep a regular maintenance schedule this will prevent as many you from experiencing as many preventable problems as possible. Before explaining of how do you know when your hybrid battery needs to be replaced?
You should always use a mechanic with hybrid expertise. You can find such a mechanic at a hybrid service center.
- High voltage cable inspection and repair
- Comprehensive State of Health High Voltage Diagnostics
- Hybrid liquid cooling system flush
- Transmission fluid flush
- Inspection of seals, cooling system components, suspension, power train, wiring, and exhaust
- Inspection of belts, hoses, wiring, throttle body, and fluid levels
- Brake inspections and parking brake adjustments
- Tire rotations and inspections
- Hybrid oil changes
So Let’s Starts About How Do You Know When Your Hybrid Battery Needs To Be Replaced
- Low fuel economy
- Fluctuations in the state of charge
- Battery’s not holding a charge
- Internal combustion system runs more than it should
- Strange noises coming from engine
Low fuel economy
If you don’t get the gas mileage you need, that usually means the battery is dead. The aim of the battery of the hybrid vehicle is to provide your car with energy to fuel it. So, the vehicle reverts back to relying on the gas combustion engine as its power source as the battery starts to run. Increased gas station stops are a sure indication that the battery is failing.
Fluctuations in the state of charge
Does your display show an erratic charge? Does it indicate your battery’s completely charged in one instance and extremely low moments later? The vehicle’s battery could be overcharging or unable to hold a charge.
Battery’s not holding a charge
If you park your car overnight and leave it charged only to return to a poor battery in the morning, it’s a sure indication that the battery of your electric vehicle needs diagnostic attention.
Internal combustion system runs more than it should
An internal combustion engine that at unexpected times starts working faster than it should or kicks on is telling you something. It is time in the very near future to include a battery checkup.
Strange noises coming from engine
A hot running battery alerts the electric fan that it needs to cool down. Running a battery too hot will damage both it and its components.
Other Things to Consider Before Replacing a Battery
Check Warranty: Hybrid batteries have warranties that go by years and miles. For example, the 2020 Toyota Prius has an 8-year or 100,000-mile warranty.
If you have a good warranty, you may not have to worry about if you need to repair or replace the battery. The warranty will cover you and pay for the new battery.
Repair or Replace: If you have a battery that is over eight to ten years old, you most likely have a worn-out battery.
If you have a battery that has less than 6,000 miles on it or is less than 7 years old, then you should look into hybrid battery reconditioning.
- $3,000 to $7,800: new hybrid battery
- $1,499 to $3,999: used hybrid battery
- $1,499 to $4,999: rebuilt hybrid battery
- $1,200 to $1,800: the cost to have a hybrid battery tested and reconditioned