First things first: not many people understand what a hybrid car is, and mistakenly assume that hybrid repairs are extremely expensive and should only take place in a dealership. We are happy to report that this is not the case 🙂
So: a hybrid car combines a diesel engine with an electric motor—it consumes less fuel and is more environmentally friendly. Hybrid repairs are a little different than regular cars. If you have a hybrid car, it is essential that you bring it to the right people for all hybrid repairs.
At AWS, we have certified mechanics specifically trained in performing hybrid repairs. We offer dealership quality at a more affordable price. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Coolant changes on Toyota hybrids are a bit more costly and complicated, but the good news is that they don’t have to be done more often than other cars. Also, we recommend oil changes at 5,000 miles (rather than the 3,000 miles other mechanics recommend for similar hybrids.) Another hybrid bonus is that their brakes and brake pads tend to last much longer.