Hybrid Car Maintenance and Diagnostics
We’re a One-Stop-Shop for your Hybrid Vehicles in Arizona!
Wilhelm Automotive is your one stop shop for Hybrid Maintenance offering specialized hybrid auto services. Your hybrid is a special car, but that doesn’t mean that it should be difficult or expensive to maintain and repair your hybrid. We guarantee that your car will receive the care it needs to stay reliable and safe as the day you purchased it.
With several convenient Arizona neighborhood locations, the expert technicians at Wilhelm Automotive are ready to take care of all of your hybrid car repair and maintenance needs, no matter what type of hybrid vehicle it is. Any time you bring your vehicle into our shop, we’ll run a 22-point vehicle inspection to catch any underlying issues early and help you avoid any further problems down the road.
Book an appointment online now for the location nearest you to receive quality hybrid service from ASE-Certified and Master Technicians.
Make sure to check out our current coupons to help save you money on your next visit. For more complex hybrid car repair, we also offer our Wilhelm Automotive VIP Card. This is a 6-Month promotional credit plan that provides deferred interest for 6 months on purchases of $149 or more.
Trust a Certified Hybrid Specialist for Your Vehicle’s Needs
Hybrid vehicles and traditional vehicles do need some of the same maintenance services, but the engine and systems in your hybrid vehicle are different than a regular, fully gas-powered vehicle. So it is important to take your hybrid to a certified hybrid repair shop for all of your maintenance and repair needs. This will ensure that your mechanic is experienced in maintaining and repairing the complex systems of a hybrid electric vehicle system.
Our expert technicians at Wilhelm Automotive have gone through hybrid-specific training and certifications to become familiar with all of the latest repair technology and processes in hybrid vehicles. We are proud to be Certified Hybrid Specialists.
Your hybrid vehicles are in great hands here at Wilhelm Automotive and our technicians will help extend the life of your vehicle the right way. We’ll help keep your vehicle as efficient and “green” as the day you bought it.
We provide complete diagnostic testing, preventative maintenance, and repairs for hybrid drivers throughout Arizona to ensure your vehicle remains at peak performance.
Having regular preventative maintenance done on your hybrid vehicle will greatly help extend the life of your vehicle. Preventative, routine maintenance on hybrid vehicles often proves to be less expensive compared to traditional vehicles due to the energy-saving features of the hybrid engines reducing wear and tear on engine components.
Wilhelm Automotive is committed to providing you with high quality hybrid auto services. Some of our common hybrid maintenance services include:
- High voltage cable inspection and repair
- Comprehensive State of Health High Voltage Diagnostics
- Hybrid liquid cooling system flush
- Transmission fluid flush
- Inspection of seals, cooling system components, suspension, power train, wiring, and exhaust
- Inspection of belts, hoses, wiring, throttle body, and fluid levels
- Brake inspections and parking brake adjustments
- Tire rotations and inspections
- Hybrid oil changes
The Importance of Regular Oil Changes in Hybrid Vehicles
Staying on top of the recommended regular schedule for your hybrid oil change is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to keep your engine running at peak performance. Regular oil changes are also critical in extending the life of your hybrid vehicle.
The engine oil works to keep the engine clean from debris and lubricates the moving parts of the engine. No matter if the engine is in a hybrid vehicle or traditional vehicle. With dirty or low oil, the oil’s ability to clean and protect your engine’s components is severely diminished. This can cause damage to your engine and lead to much bigger and more costly repairs.
Following the manufacturer-recommended mileage interval for oil changes in your hybrid vehicle will help avoid critical engine issues and keep your vehicle running longer.
Every vehicle is different, but most hybrid vehicles do not require an oil change every 3,000 like is often recommended for many gas-powered vehicles. They can often go slightly longer between oil changes. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will provide more information on exactly how often your vehicle should have an oil change done. Some hybrids use synthetic motor oil which extends the oil change interval to 5,000 to 7,000 miles.
If your hybrid vehicle is due for an oil change, book your appointment online now at your nearest Wilhelm Automotive location. We are your local hybrid specialists.
Hybrid Auto Repair
Wilhelm Automotive Repair’s certified technicians will ensure your specific vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.
Some of the more common hybrid car repairs include:
- Check Engine Light Diagnostics and Repair
- Hybrid Battery Filter Element Replacement
- Hybrid Air Conditioning System Repair
- High Voltage Battery Cable Repair / Replacement
- Hybrid Battery Testing and Conditioning
Hybrid Battery Servicing & Replacement
Overall, hybrid vehicles have proven to be very reliable and efficient. But, as with any vehicle, components in the hybrid vehicle can age with use. One of the most common issues that can eventually come up is with the hybrid battery. Over time, worn batteries can cause decreased gas mileage and reduction in performance. But that doesn’t automatically mean you have to replace the hybrid battery, which can be costly. The batteries in modern hybrid vehicles are designed to last at least 100,000 miles when properly maintained.
The expert technicians at Wilhelm Automotive can accurately diagnose the condition of your battery and perform any servicing, conditioning, or replacement that may be needed.
The first thing that will happen is a diagnostic test of your hybrid battery to determine the current state of health. The battery will then be removed and conditioned as needed. This is a process of switching between fully discharging the battery and fully charging the battery to improve the overall energy output and cell capacity.
During this process, any component that is failing or faulty cells will be identified and can be replaced as needed. Other supportive components of the battery will also be checked for proper operation. Once the conditioning and any component replacement is complete, the battery is then placed back in your vehicle. Your hybrid battery system as a whole will also be checked to ensure it is functioning in optimal condition.
If your battery is beyond conditioning or repair, our hybrid technicians can replace it with a new battery as well as any related components as necessary.
Hybrid batteries that we can condition:
- Chevrolet Tahoe/Yukon
- Chevrolet Silverado/Sierra
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Ford Escape (Mariner)
- Ford Fusion Hybrid
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Honda Civic Hybrid
- Honda Insight
- Lexus RX400h
- Nissan Altima
- Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- Toyota Prius
Hybrid Vehicle Brake System Inspection & Repair
Another great feature of most hybrid vehicles is the capacity for regenerative braking. This essentially means that the vehicle’s engine is put into reverse, assisting the brake system to effectively stop the vehicle while also generating electricity to charge the battery. The added bonus of this is the extended life of your braking components compared to traditional vehicles.
During the preventative maintenance of your hybrid vehicle, we will check the current condition of your brake system. Our ASE-certified technicians will help you maintain and extend the life of your brake pads and other components so you get the longest life possible out of them. We can then replace braking components when the time comes and help keep you on the road safely.
Hybrid Fleet Services
Our hybrid car repair and maintenance is not only for individual vehicles. We specialize in hybrid fleet maintenance as well. When you count on your company’s fleet of hybrid vehicles to run at peak efficiency, you need an expert hybrid service center you can count on. Here at Wilhelm Automotive, we are committed to helping keep your hybrid fleet running as smoothly and efficiently as the day they first hit the road for your business.
Contact us today to pre-register your vehicles for fleet services and get quick, expert hybrid repair services for your vehicles at any of our 14 locations. For everything from oil changes to hybrid battery repair and more, we’ll help keep your fleet on the road so you can focus on your business.
Wilhelm Automotive’s Hybrid Car Repair Warranty
Not only are our technicians both ASE-certified and Certified Hybrid Specialists, but our hybrid car repair services are backed by a 36,000 mile/36-month warranty. This includes hybrid battery service as well. Here at Wilhelm Automotive, we proudly stand behind our work and are confident in our ability to keep your vehicle running its best.
Since we started performing hybrid repair and maintenance services in 2014, we have put an emphasis on having the best and most experienced technicians. Even further, regularly training them to keep up to date with the latest technology on hybrid vehicle service.
With our expert hybrid technicians and one of the best service warranties in the business, you’ll have the peace of mind that your hybrid vehicle is in the best hands and protected moving forward.