Hybrid owners love their cars and they have many good reasons to do so. Hybrids are highly fuel efficient, they reduce harmful emissions, and hybrid owners are offered tax incentives to buy hybrid cars. But a looming fear for owners is hybrid battery battery replacement, which can be expensive.
However replacing a hybrid battery doesn’t need to be a major anxiety-provoking event. A high quality hybrid battery replacement can sometimes be better than the factory-installed one and give your beloved car a new lease on life.
Reasons to love hybrid cars
Hybrid cars have taken off in popularity and staying power, and in 2012 more than 2 million were sold in the U.S. To be precise, Statistic Brain estimates 2,180,000 hybrid vehicle sales in the United States in that year. Of these, 209,216 were estimated to be Honda Civic Hybrid models.
There are many reasons to love hybrids. The three top reasons are:
- Fuel economy: Hybrid cars fuel economy is typically estimated to be 20-35% greater than cars that run on gasoline.
- Reduce harmful emissions: Using a combination of gasoline and an electric power source, hybrids conserve gasoline, which helps to reduce emissions that harm the environment by 25% to 35% on average.
- Tax incentives: Hybrid drivers can save up to $3,400 dollars in taxes in the U.S.
How to replace a hybrid battery
The one downside to hybrid cars is that the battery will have to be replaced or repaired some time within six to ten years of the original purchase. Hybrid battery repair and replacement can be expensive, specially if you take the car back to the dealership.
Fortunately for those needing hybrid battery replacement, high quality replacement batteries are available from dealers who offer reliable customer service and long lasting warranties. With these advantages, the replacement battery performs even better than the original factory-installed one, giving you and your car many more happy miles on the road.