Hybrid Services in Columbia, MO, 65203
How do hybrid vehicles work?
Hybrid vehicles have been increasingly popular due to its fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. Car makes like Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, and more offer different hybrid vehicles that many drivers enjoy. These vehicles are well known for dependability and excellent savings in gas. They are also popular for drivers who are interested in driving an electric vehicle, but are concerned about the limited range they may have. Hybrid vehicles have both an internal combustion engine and a battery powered electric motor. There is no need to plug in your hybrid vehicle. The batteries are charged by regenerative braking systems and the engine. The electric motor provides more power and allows the vehicle to run solely on electric power at slow speeds. This allows hybrid vehicles to have smaller engines and be more fuel efficient compared to just internal combustion engine vehicles.
Different types of hybrid vehicles
Eventually, your hybrid vehicle may need to get repaired. Even though the major makes of hybrid vehicles design their hybrids to be extremely reliable, there may be a need to get it looked at by our expertly trained and ASE certified technicians. We at All-Star Automotive are experienced with hybrid vehicles and will use OEM and name-brand aftermarket parts for hybrid repairs.
- Mild hybrids
This hybrid system primarily relies on the internal combustion engine. The electric motor is only designed to assist with idling, coasting, and braking. The two power sources cannot be used interdependently. Some Mercedes, Audi, and Honda vehicles use this technology in their hybrid cars.
- Full hybrids
This hybrid system relies on a much larger electric motor system. The system switches between the two power sources to ensure the most reliable and highest fuel savings. Hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius use this system.
- Plug-in hybrids
The plug-in hybrid has an additional battery that can be charged and give more pure electric range to your vehicle. The vehicle switches back to the regular full hybrid system if the battery is depleted. Some plug-in hybrid vehicles include the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius Prime.
Your award-winning local Shop for Hybrid Repair
Whether you’re commuting, running errands or enjoying a scenic weekend journey, you depend on your hybrid vehicle to get you to your destination safely and without fail. Therefore it’s important to where you can depend on to get the best care for your hybrid vehicle. Here at All-Star Automotive, the expertly trained and ASE certified hands of our certified technicians will take excellent care of your hybrid. We have been in business since 1993, and we at All-Star Automotive are proud to deliver long-lasting hybrid repairs to drivers not only in Columbia but across the county and beyond. :
- Locally owned and operated since 1993
- Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
- Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)
- We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers.
- Comfortable, COVID-safe Waiting Area
Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with All-Star Automotive in Columbia today! You can do so online or by giving us a call at (573) 442-8172. All-Star Automotive – For a full range of auto repairs in Columbia, MO, count on the team of professionals at All-Star Automotive.