When Does a Hybrid Battery Need to be Conditioned or Replaced?

by | Feb 13, 2023 | Car Problems & Repairs, Hybrid/Electric Cars, Preventative Maintenance

Here are the three major indicators that your hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is ready for a battery evaluation and conditioning:

  1. Decrease in Power. If you find that you are having difficulty accelerating or getting up hills as easily as you once did, then there is a good chance you have a battery issue.
  2. Lower Gas Mileage. If you notice that your HEV is not getting as many miles per gallon as it once did, then your battery may need to be checked. Of course, it is important to accurately compare mileage you were previously getting, so you need to be aware how many miles per gallon your HEV is supposed to deliver at optimal performance.
  3. Vehicle Age/Mileage. If your HEV is four to eight years old and has been driven about 80,000 miles since its last conditioning service, you could benefit from a battery evaluation. The actual condition of your battery will vary depending on where you live and how your car is driven.

There are also many things that affect battery performance that do not require battery replacement. It is extremely important to follow preventative maintenance recommendations and correct diagnostic procedures. Our certified HEV technicians can assist you in troubleshooting these issues too.

If you have any questions about any of our hybrid services, just give us a call at 410-381-2700. If you need to schedule a hybrid service, schedule an online appointment here.


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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.