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How Long Do Hybrid Car Batteries Last?

2023 Toyota Crown
 

Are you interested in upgrading your Belton drives with a hybrid car? If so, you may be curious about what other Belton drivers have been asking us at Don Ringler Toyota. What is the hybrid car battery life? Don Ringler Toyota has all the details! Keep reading to find out more about hybrid car battery life here, and if you still have questions, contact us. We’re always happy to help!

Hybrid Car Battery Life

Drivers that upgrade to a hybrid model are benefited from the legal requirements of hybrid vehicle manufacturers in the United States to provide a warranty on high-voltage hybrid battery packs for at least eight years or up to 100,000 miles. Additionally, auto manufacturers in the U.S. are legally obliged to transfer the balance of any hybrid battery warranty to a new owner if a Killeen shopper purchases pre-owned.

If a Car Battery Dies: What Are the Causes?

There are quite a few reasons why your hybrid car battery life might not be as long as you expected. For one, individual cells or modules can fail in the battery, but more common reasons include:

  • Manufacturing differences between cells
  • Mechanical damage to the battery during routine maintenance or service
  • Improper serving procedures, which is why you should have your hybrid vehicle serviced by the certified Toyota service technicians on the Don Ringler Toyota service team
  • Poor electrical connections between cells or battery modules
  • Auto manufacturing defects in battery cells
  • Extreme high or low battery temperatures

Hybrid Car Battery Life: Protecting Your Battery

Working on your hybrid battery can be dangerous, but there are things you can do to protect your battery without getting hands-on. Do not ignore warning lights! The hybrid battery monitoring system has trouble codes and warning indicators that will inform you if it detects any issues, defects, malfunctions, or failures in the battery pack. Some of the issues include:

  • Imbalances between battery cells or battery modules. The failure of just one battery cell will likely degrade the performance of the entire battery pack
  • Abnormally high or low rates of charging
  • Abnormal battery temperatures are likely caused by problems with the dedicated computer-controlled battery cooling system

So, If a Hybrid Battery Dies, Can You Still Drive the Car?

We have been asked, “If a hybrid battery dies, can you still drive the car?” This is dependent on which battery dies: the hybrid battery or the smaller battery that operates electronics. If the smaller battery dies this isn’t as much of an issue, but if the main battery dies you should schedule a service appointment at our service center near Waco ASAP.

Visit Don Ringler Toyota If A Hybrid Battery Dies

After learning how long your hybrid car battery life is and how long it’s covered, if you ever experience issues you should know how to handle it. Simply contact us at Don Ringler Toyota. Also, if you are considering purchasing a new hybrid vehicle, browse our inventory online or at our Temple dealership. Let us know how we can help. We’re here for you!

 

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