Wilhelm Locations One of Only Two In State to Offer Certified Hybrid Vehicle Experts
Peoria, Ariz.—Wilhelm Automotive, a family owned and operated auto repair company, has joined forces with The Hybrid Shop (THS) to bring expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles including green and cost-saving diagnostic, repair, and preventative maintenance services to owners of hybrid vehicles. All seven of Wilhelm Automotive’s locations will now have certified hybrid repair technicians to service all makes and models of hybrid vehicles.
Wilhelm Automotive has been offering honest, guaranteed auto repair services to Arizonans for 85 years, making them the oldest family owned and operated repair shop in the state. The move to become hybrid vehicle repair experts further demonstrates Wilhelm’s commitment to meeting all of their customers’ auto repair needs.
“We are excited to join THS as a dealer. We see the future of the Hybrid and EV markets and were looking for a way meet the needs of an underserved market in the Phoenix area. Our partnership with THS gives us that opportunity by providing expert training, support and products that will set us apart,” said Wilhelm Automotive President Chris Garman.
A key element of THS technology is the hybrid vehicle Battery Pack Conditioning. A less than optimally energized hybrid battery can create a number of performance issues, usually resulting in poor fuel economy, reduced torque and battery replacement costs in the thousands of dollars. With THS’ innovative Battery Pack Conditioning service, hybrid owners can restore—instead of replace—the vehicle battery pack. This service has the potential to restore up to 95% of the battery pack’s original power and energy.
Wilhelm staff and technicians have participated in training for the new hybrid technology including a comprehensive four-day on site Hybrid Elective Vehicle diagnostics training course.
“THS is excited to welcome Wilhelm Automotive as our newest Dealer Partner,” said Matt Curry, CEO of The Hybrid Shop. “We are ecstatic to add their expertise, strong reputation for quality service, and ties to their community and their commitment to customer service. Adding a company that has served the Phoenix area since 1928 is an ideal addition to our expanding global network serving the hybrid vehicle market. We look forward to continuing to support them in their success!”
Key Advantages With THS Expert Hybrid Care:
- Cost-savings – Battery Pack Conditioning is approximately 1/3 of the cost of battery replacement
- Enhanced fuel economy – between 10-35% fuel economy improvement depending on the initial State of Health (SOH) of the battery
- Enhanced vehicle performance – every HEV serviced will perform more efficiently, cost less to operate and have improved drivability
- Immediate gratification – customers experience improved performance and fuel economy following completion of the THS service at Wilhelm Automotive
- A comprehensive menu of services – to ensure hybrid owners receive the highest quality of one-stop-shopping for repair and maintenance for their hybrid vehicle. These services include:
- Battery Pack Conditioning and rebuilding services,
- Testing of electric transmissions, DC-DC converters, power inverter and control systems, and
- Hybrid specific maintenance.
About Wilhelm Automotive:
Wilhelm Automotive is a family owned and operated automotive repair shop that has made customers and community a priority since 1928. Wilhelm has received numerous rewards in recognition of their service including being named a Motor Age “Top Shop.” All of seven of the Wilhelm Automotive Valley locations offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on work performed by ASE certified auto technicians. Wilhelm is a locally owned business and takes pride in the work they do in the community. Currently, Wilhelm Automotive has locations in Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tatum Ranch, Scottsdale Airpark and Phoenix/Arcadia. More information can be found at www.wilhelmautomotive.com
About The Hybrid Shop (THS)
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Gainesville, VA, The Hybrid Shop (THS) is a growing international network of high quality dealers that are committed to providing expert care for hybrid vehicles by embracing the latest battery pack conditioning, hybrid technology and knowledge that is only available to licensed dealers.