Hybrid Vehicle Battery State of Health Check
Consumer Reports conducts an owner satisfaction survey every year. The survey asks a penetrating question: All things considered, would you buy your car again?
The responses of 350,000 subscribers are illuminating.
Cars that inspire the strongest loyalty provide a fun driving experience, outstanding fuel economy, “green” cachet, or a luxurious, high-tech interior.
Chance are that one or more of these features shaped your original decision to buy a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV).
If you’ve owned your HEV for a few years, you may have begun to notice subtle changes in its performance. Of course, your hybrid car continues to be a bona fide green alternative, but perhaps your driving experience has become a little less fun due to:
Reduced fuel economy
At first, you might have sensed a small hiccup in your car’s gas mileage. Over time, however, have you observed a consistent and significant decline in miles per gallon?
Decreased acceleration and power
Does your car seem sluggish? Does it hesitate or shudder, especially at speeds below 20 to 30 miles per hour?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, bring your hybrid car to Dave Carney’s Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance for a FREE battery pack State of Health Check.
Battery pack testing is advisable when an HEV is seven years old or has 100,000 miles on the odometer. Don’t wait until a warning light appears. Preventive actions, coupled with effective diagnostics, can extend the life of your battery and maintain your car’s overall performance.
FAQ’s about the State of Health Check
What is a State of Health Check?
The State of Health Check assesses and analyzes the power level of your HEV’s battery pack. An important benefit of the Check is early identification of out-of-balance battery cells, a situation that may jeopardize the integrity of the entire battery.
How much does a State of Health Check cost?
The State of Health Check is free. Dave Carney’s Hillside Auto Repair offers this thorough, accurate test at absolutely no cost to the hybrid car owner.
How long does it take to do a State of Health Check?
The State of Health Check takes about 20 minutes to complete. Hillside’s capable technician can perform the test while you relax in the sunny waiting room. Afterwards, the service advisor will discuss the results with you and happily answer all of your questions.
Who performs the State of Health Check?
The State of Health Check is performed by a Hillside technician who has been fully trained and certified in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining all HEV electronic systems.
What happens if the State of Health Check reveals a problem?
The service advisor will explain findings from the State of Health Check and present recommendations, if any, for corrective actions. Depending upon your car’s test results, Battery Pack Conditioning might be suggested.
What is Battery Pack Conditioning?
Battery Pack Conditioning uses proprietary equipment and technology to increase the power and energy of HEV battery packs. Battery Pack Conditioning is an effective, scientific process that enables batteries to function at up to 95% of original capacity.
What are the advantages of Battery Pack Conditioning?
The cost of Battery Pack Conditioning is one-third of the cost of replacement with a new battery. Conditioning yields immediate, dramatic improvements in fuel economy and vehicle performance. Conditioning is environmentally sound. By choosing to condition rather than replace the battery for your HEV, you help to reduce the number of batteries unnecessarily entering the waste stream.
For more information about the State of Health Check, call The Hybrid Shop @ Hillside Auto Repair at 310-896-4417 or click here: