Servicing your hybrid car regularly is an important way to keep your vehicle in the best possible condition, so you can continue to enjoy the road ahead. When you bring your hybrid to us, it will be given a Hybrid Electric Service, which specifically checks your hybrid battery to ensure optimum performance and long life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hybrid models contain lots of highly advanced technology, however this does not mean they are more expensive to maintain. As with any vehicle, regular mainentance is key to make sure everything is running as it should be. Hybrid engines need regular oil changes but no special servicing for the hybrid battery or system.
A benefit of owning a hybrid model is that the brake pads tend to last longer on average thanks to 'regenerative braking'. They also consume slightly less engine oil.
Maintaining a hybrid vehicle is no more expensive than it would be for any other car. Here at SLM Toyota we offer competitive servicing plans on all hybrid models, giving you peace of mind and one less thing to worry about. The Toyota Hybrid Electric Service includes a diagnostic test for the hybrid system and a standard battery health check, ensuring optimum hybrid battery conditioning. This in turn brings down costs and improves fuel economy.
Regular approved Toyota servicing will also make your vehicle more attractive to potential buyers, should you wish to sell it in the future. The Toyota Warranty covers five years or 100,000 miles.
The lifespan of a battery depends on your driving condition and whether your vehicle has been regularly serviced. If the conventional engine on your hybrid isn't in good condition, it will add strain to the battery and cause its cells to deteriorate, affecting its life. This will result in having to use your conventional engine more, to keep the battery charged.
Your Toyota Hybrid battery is covered by the same five-year or 100,000 mile warranty as the rest of the car. Having an annual Hybrid Electric Service will extend the standard cover on your battery for another year, or 10,000 miles. This means your hybrid battery lifespan can be covered up to a total of 15 years.
All new Toyota Hybrid batteries carry as five-year or 100k mile warranty, whichever comes first. If your battery fails outside of its warranty, for example if you purchased a used car privately, our specialists will be happy to advise on how it can be repaired.
The cost of a battery replacement can be covered by our hybrid battery cover, which increases by one year or 10,000 miles after each regular Hybrid Electric Service.
Alternatively, you might opt for a Toyota Hybrid battery replacement with a new warranty. As outlined in the table, costs will vary depending on the year and model of your vehicle.
|Model||From price (inc VAT)|
|Auris Hybrid Touring Sports||£1,205.29|
|Toyota C-HR Hybrid||£1,205.29|
|Prius Plug In||£6,112.52|
To find out more about hybrid maintenance, servicing, repairs or our Hybrid Electric Service, contact your local SLM Toyota dealership today.
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