Welcome! To the world of TOMORROW!! Hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles are the future and Turbo Tim’s is ahead of the curve and already embracing them! On the surface, hybrid and EV repair appears to be the same as a traditional car. Here, we know there’s more to the story when caring for these vehicles. You can request an appointment here or call us at (612) 208-8461. However, if you’re still unsure, consider these questions you may be asking yourself.
First of all, always exercise caution around your hybrid or EV battery. They can deliver a deadly electrical charge and if you’re dead, you can’t even drive your car, so be careful! Additionally, you should always check the user manual of your vehicle for recommended service frequency. We recommend having your hybrid battery checked about once a year when you have other regular services done. They are designed to last as long as ten years, but the cost of replacing one could be very expensive. For that reason, it’s much better to continually do preventative maintenance.
While the actual brakes may behave the same as a traditional car, EV’s may actually require more maintenance. Regen braking charges the battery by using the drive motor to slow the vehicle instead of the brakes. Consequentially, this means you’re using your brakes less. This could lead to rusting, especially on Minnesota’s salty winter roads. Rust is serious and could prevent your brakes from working altogether. For this reason, regular maintenance checks are very important.
Some repair jobs might seem simple enough. In reality, these modern cars have high-voltage batteries and more advanced systems than your average vehicle. Unfortunately, these are things that require a whole separate depth of knowledge and training. Fortunately, Turbo Tim’s has all the knowledge and training to keep your car happily purring along. Unless ol’ Unky Reems is trained specifically for hybrid and EV repair, we really hope you’ll call us instead!