What You Need to Know
Causes of Dying Hybrid Batteries
Owning a hybrid vehicle comes with many benefits. Whether you drive a Toyota Prius or a Lexus NX hybrid, these cars can save you money at the pump and reduce your carbon footprint. However, hybrid vehicles do have drawbacks. You’ll have to replace your hybrid car’s battery at some point. While most hybrid batteries last eight to ten years or 100,000 miles, a few things can make it die sooner rather than later. Knowing the culprits behind dying hybrid batteries is essential to avoid them.
Common causes of a dying hybrid battery include:
Not driving your hybrid vehicle regularly. You should drive your car for at least 60 minutes weekly for optimal battery life.
Your battery has an extremely low capacity.
Your battery terminals or B+ connectors are loose.
The vehicle isn’t sufficiently charging the battery while you’re driving.
Components drain the battery while your vehicle is idle.
If your battery is dying or is already dead, contact the hybrid repair experts at TRUE-Riverside Automotive in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, today by calling (970) 945-6447.
Signs You Need a New Hybrid Battery
In addition to understanding the reasons behind a dying hybrid battery, you should also know the warning signs that your battery is reaching the end of its life. A few signs your hybrid battery is dying include:
If the red triangle, vehicle stability control (VSC), and check engine light are all illuminated on your dashboard.
If your hybrid has an erratic engine input, including running for longer than usual or suddenly shutting down.
You notice a decrease in your hybrid car’s fuel economy.
You hear weird sounds from under the hood, including continuously running fans.
If your car has charging issues, including overcharging or undercharging.
Have you noticed any of these red flags? If so, book a hybrid repair appointment today with the ASE-certified mechanics at TRUE-Riverside Automotive in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Complete Hybrid Repair Services
If your hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) needs auto repair services, contact the team at TRUE-Riverside Automotive today. For decades, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, motorists have depended on us for high-quality automotive repair and maintenance solutions at affordable prices. We will inspect your hybrid or EV and make any necessary repairs as quickly as possible, including battery replacements, oxygen sensors services, and more. Our ASE-certified technicians will promptly replace your battery and get you back on the road faster. To learn more or to schedule your hybrid repair appointment, call us today at (970) 945-6447. We are located at 2100 Devereux Rd Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. See you soon!