Category Archives: Electric Vehicles

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

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