How to Save Money with New Hybrid Battery Services

by | Feb 6, 2023 | Auto Tips, Hybrid/Electric Cars, Preventative Maintenance

For most of us, driving a hybrid vehicle is much more than just transportation. It also demonstrates how much we care about the environment. After several years of driving a hybrid, the battery normally needs to be replaced with a new one. That is because, just like any battery, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) batteries eventually fail.

HEV battery replacement is an expensive proposition, costing as much as $5000 or more. But just as troubling is the impact that old battery has on the environment when it gets added to our already overwhelmed waste stream.

Fortunately for most hybrid owners there is finally a less costly alternative to just buying a new battery. At BA Auto Care, we now offer a new option that can save you a lot of money over the purchase of a new HEV battery. You now have two options when it is time to replace your old hybrid battery:

Hybrid battery services for NiMH batteries

Service #1 – Replacement with a Rebuilt Battery – Depending on the condition of your battery or how many cells are damaged, replacement may be the recommended service. In this service option, we remove your hybrid battery and replace it with a remanufactured battery. This is a much greener option because it reduces landfill waste and saves you money. In this service, we scan the on-board computer and evaluate. This is followed by removal of the old battery and installation of a rebuilt battery assembly. The remanufacturing companies offer upgrades using new types of cells that improve range and have a longer warranty if this appeals to you discuss with our service advisor.

Service #2 – Replacement with a New Battery – We still offer a service that replaces your old battery pack with a new one. The old battery pack is removed and replaced with a new battery which includes a battery controller, bus bars, temperature sensors, air temperature sensors and battery modules.

How much do these HEV battery services cost?

The cost for the services described above starts at around $2500 and can go as high as $5000 or more. This will vary based on your vehicle make and model as well as the condition of your battery. Battery conditioning will always be less expensive and more environmentally friendly.


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About Brian England

Brian England, the current president of BA Auto Care (formerly British American Auto Care), got his start with an auto apprenticeship in a small town in northwest of London. He came to the U.S. in 1972 to work for a Land Rover dealer in Rockville, MD. A few years later, he started British American Auto Care with his wife, Jennifer. Brian is a big believe in preventative maintenance, and his philosophy is to encourage and educate drivers on the benefits of a regular maintenance plan.