Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124

Gaithersburg, MD

19300 Woodfield Rd
(301) 963-0660

Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124

Gaithersburg, MD

19300 Woodfield Rd
(301) 963-0660

Locations

down arrow

How Hybrid Car Services are Different

October 20, 2017

How Hybrid Car Services are Different

With the invention and fairly rapid adoption of hybrid cars comes a new type of vehicle repair service. Hybrid vehicles, while fairly similar to their gas-guzzling cousins, have a wide variety of differences which must be accounted for by your local Maryland auto mechanic. Here are some of the areas where a hybrid car service is different from other vehicles.

Battery Cooling Systems

Hybrids have a complex battery cooling system which does exactly what it sound like. Much like normal gas-powered engines, which have their own cooling systems, the batteries in a hybrid vehicle can get hot. The thing is, these hybrid coolant systems are simply different than other types of vehicles and require new and specialized training to handle.

High-Voltage Cabling Systems

The electric motor which powers fully electric and hybrid vehicles distributes power throughout the vehicle through electrical cables. These cables can carry some seriously high voltages and must be handled by trained Maryland hybrid car mechanics. If the cable is installed improperly or damaged it can lead to dangerous situations or extensive damage to your vehicle.

Hybrid Battery Testing, Conditioning, and Replacement

The batteries in a hybrid are very different than normal car batteries. The batteries must be tested differently and held to different standards for normal operation. In addition, the conditioning and replacement of a hybrid car battery is a very delicate task. These batteries pack a serious punch, and should only be handled by trained and certified Maryland hybrid car mechanics.

Hybrid Drive Motor Repair Services

The main feature of a hybrid vehicle is the fact that it has two drive systems. One which is powered by gas, and the other which is powered through electricity. The repair, maintenance, and replacement of these engines is definitely different from a normal engine. It’s not massively different in that the smaller gas engine on a hybrid is still comparable to the large gas-engines on standard vehicles. That said, the electric engine you see in a hybrid is fairly new, and will continue to change and evolve. Not to mention, all-electric vehicles on the market creating a whole different experience altogether.

If you have a hybrid vehicle in need of repair, bring it in to a local, Maryland hybrid vehicle mechanic. They have the experience and knowledge to deal with new and evolving vehicle technologies such as hybrids and electric cars.

Hillmuth Auto Care is a Maryland hybrid vehicle mechanic who services clients in and around Columbia, Clarksville, Gaithersburg, and Glenwood, MD. To schedule an appointment at your local Hillmuth Auto Care, visit our website, today!


Automotive Repair Specials

maryland discount oil change

Maximizer Maintenance
Package

$59.95

Includes oil service with filter, inspect coolant hoses, brakes, tire alignment, belts, suspension, steering, struts and shocks, exhaust system and alignment, adjust tire air pressure, top off fluid levels.

Print Coupon More Details
maryland auto inspection coupon

Maryland
Inspection

$10 Off

Print Coupon More Details
maryland auto repair coupon

Save on any
Service or Repair

$10 off any repair or service of $100 or more

$20 off any repair or service of $200 or more

$30 off any repair or service of $300 or more

Print Coupon More Details

View More Specials >


Awards and Recognition

asa be car care aware best of hoco ase napa

“The staff at Hillmuth Automotive has always been honest and helpful. I had a difficult situation with an insurance claim and they went the extra mile to ensure I got the coverage I needed. They are always courteous and timely.”

-Jo Ellen Nauman, Olney

testimonial

Schedule an Appointment

CLICK TO VIEW AREAS SERVED

Howard County Auto Repair and Auto Service: Columbia (21044, 21045, 21046), Clarksville (21029), Cooksville (21723), Dayton (21036), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21042, 21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Guilford (20763), Hanover (21075, 21076), Highland (20777), Marriottsville (21104), Savage (20763), West Friendship (21784), Woodbine (21797).

Montgomery County Auto Repair and Auto Service: Ashton (20861), Bethesda (20814, 20815, 20817), Brookville (20833), Cabin John (20818), Chevy Chase (20815), Damascus (20872), Derwood (20855), Gaithersburg (20882, 20878, 20879), Germantown (20876), Kensington (20895), Olney (20832), Potomac (20854), Rockville (20850, 20851, 20853), Silver Spring (20904, 20905, 20906)

maryland auto repair logo