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Why buy an electric car?

Why buy an electric car?

Although cars have long been an important part of our civilization, there have been many advances since the Model T in both technology and comfort. As we look to the future, there is no question that electric vehicles will play a huge part in the evolution of this modern-day staple. Although it may seem like electric vehicles are part of some far-off reality, the truth is that electric vehicles are a viable option in today’s automobile market. There are many great vehicles to buy electric for your next vehicle purchase. The benefits include saving money on gas plus driving a vehicle that’s better for the environment and for these reasons, hybrid electric vehicles have seen a lot of success in the market.  Of course, there are still some obstacles to electric vehicle ownership, but with careful consideration and planning, having one does not have to be a burden.   Still on the fence about whether or not a hybrid electric vehicle would be right for you? Here ... read more

Hybrid Electric Vehicles Fuel Efficiency with Low-Rolling Resistance Tires

Hybrid Electric Vehicles Fuel Efficiency with Low-Rolling Resistance Tires

All car manufacturers must pay special attention to fuel efficiency, especially as the world shifts its focus towards more “green” modes of transportation. However, several other details seem to get more attention when designing electric vehicles. To enable maximum fuel efficiency, manufacturers ensure that the gas engine and electric motor combination is correct as well as the overall weight and aerodynamics of the vehicle. Factors such as these play significant roles in hybrid vehicle fuel efficiency, but there is one thing that the vehicle service industry needs to pay attention to – tires. Hybrids have been rolling off the assembly line for many years now sporting special low rolling resistance tires. “What are low-rolling resistance tires and how can they help me to save fuel?” is the question you’re probably dying to ask. Simply put, a low-rolling resistance tire is a tire made from a harder rubber than a regular tire. Being made of a harder ... read more

Why you should bring your hybrid to a specialty shop for repairs

Why you should bring your hybrid to a specialty shop for repairs

When there’s an issue with your vehicle, you want to be back on the road fast. After all, you’ve got places to go and people to see. Obviously, you can’t just put your busy life on hold to have your vehicle serviced when an issue pops up. However, one caveat of owning a vehicle that contains a hybrid system is that you can’t necessarily bring your vehicle to any old quick lube to have it repaired.   Achieve peace of mind by bringing your hybrid to a specialty shop Hybrid systems are complex. As such, it is paramount that you only have your car serviced by hybrid vehicle professionals. In visiting a repair shop that is specifically for HEVs and EVs, you’re ensuring that your vehicle is in good hands. Specialty auto repair shops have the right tools and diagnostic equipment to properly and accurately get your hybrid back in tip-top shape because they’re familiar with common issues in hybrid vehicles and know tricks of the trad ... read more

5 telltale signs that your battery should be checked

5 telltale signs that your battery should be checked

As Kermit the Frog once said, it ain’t easy being green. This is true for hybrid owners too - going green doesn’t relieve you of all of the responsibilities associated with vehicle upkeep; doing so just changes how you’ll determine whether or not your vehicle is operating at peak performance. Battery maintenance should be of the utmost importance if you hope to maintain the longevity of your vehicle. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with any kind of vehicle is to wait until a problem occurs to take an active interest in standard maintenance procedures. This is especially true for hybrid batteries. It’s crucial that you have the ability to identify signs that are indicative of a failing battery. Think of your hybrid vehicle (and all of its parts) as though it’s a baseball team. The battery in your Toyota Prius is essentially the relief pitcher for your gas engine, which is your starting pitcher. If the relief pitcher is sick, or just doesn&rsquo ... read more

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