The holiday season is the time when you might need your car most. However, even if you’re able to bypass problems regarding getting your car ready for harsh winter conditions by replacing your tires, topping up on all the fluids and giving your car’s electric system a complete checkup, there are still a lot of issues to consider – especially for car owners who have a hybrid vehicle.

Even though they are more resilient than both electric and regular cars, hybrids can also be sensitive when it comes to considering both the electric part and the engine individually. Hybrid vehicles are tough overall, but individually, the engine can be affected by the cold when you need it most or the battery or motor could end up having diminished efficiency. Make sure you have your Toyota hybrid battery maintained by experts for optimal operating capacity in the cold weather.

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To make sure you can drive your hybrid safely and effectively during the holiday season, make sure you’re able to keep up with all the clues that might suggest your car could have some problem. See if the engine has a hard time starting up on colder mornings or if the battery charges less efficiently or more slowly than on a regular basis.

The best thing to do before the winter even arrives is to give your car a complete check up and a tune up, to make sure everything is working as advertised, and that your hybrid won’t stop during those cold winter days.