As the world turns towards a more sustainable environment, the interest in hybrid vehicles is quickly multiplying. However, one of the many questions that those at the beginning of the journey asks concerns the maintenance and repair costs. The answers you seek about hybrid repair and routine maintenance may surprise you.
Routine hybrid maintenance
Contrary to popular belief, the requirements of a hybrid vehicle are more or less the same as a traditional vehicle. For instance, let’s take a look at one of the primary components that separate the two – the engine.
Whether hybrid or gasoline, routine care is a must to ensure your engine stays working as it should. However, what many assume to be different is actually the same when it comes to care. Whether hybrid or gas, regular tune-ups and oil changes are recommended every 5 to 7,500 miles. Depending on the vehicle, the preferred oil, and the driving conditions, this mileage can change.
Another element to consider is the brake pads. In a regular vehicle, it’s not uncommon for brake pads to wear and need replacing. However, when you consider a hybrid, much of the wear is eliminated. So, hybrid owners are actually saving money when it comes to brakes.
Hybrid repair costs
Now any driver knows that repair costs are generally much higher than routine maintenance. So, when you’re talking about specialized parts, you assume the cost will be much more significant. However, when it comes to hybrid repair, it’s imperative to note that advances are continuously made allowing a once expensive option to now become more affordable.
Furthermore, the current market generally offers hybrid-specific component warranties in two options. The first option is 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The second option is even more appealing at 10 years or 150,000 miles. The variation depends upon the manufacturer and the state you reside.
When it comes to purchasing a hybrid or traditional vehicle, hybrid repair and maintenance is basically a wash in comparison. However, you should consider other elements such as insurance rates based on the state in which you reside, the cost of fuel, your driving conditions, and the specific vehicle make and model. With varying factors, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to which vehicle will save you money.
Either way, our team at Tires Too has your traditional and hybrid repair needs covered! With complete transparency and upfront pricing, you can have peace of mind that your vehicle is in the very best hands.
To schedule your appointment with Tires Too, contact the team at (603) 434-2730.