Toyota hybrid battery replacement

When you take your hybrid car for repair inspection, you have the chance to get the right answers on many questions about future replacements/repairs you are expected to make. In this way, you can prepare a budget ahead of time, or decide to trade your car for another model.

Here are some key questions to ask your mechanic: 

  1. How Long till the Battery Needs Replacement?

Hybrid car batteries are more complex than internal combustion car batteries. They are also significantly more expensive – in the range of thousands of dollars. This is why you need to know ahead of time if you should prepare financially for a premium Toyota hybrid battery replacement.

  1. Am I Using the Right Kind of Oil?

You may be tempted to use the same kind of oil as for a traditional car, with OW-30 viscosity level. Actually, hybrid cars need lower viscosity. A certified mechanic for hybrid car will notice if you are using the wrong kind of oil and recommend the best type for your car.

  1. What Is the Expected Useful Life of the Car?

This is a critical question that will determine what you plan to do with your hybrid car. In some instances, you may be looking ahead at many expensive repairs and replacements. An honest opinion from an experienced mechanic will help you determine whether you want to keep or to sell your hybrid car.