Your hybrid vehicle has many systems that are specific to it, including inverters, converters, capacitors, HV cables, HV computers and more plus a specific internal combustion motor. Each of these systems requires regular maintenance and servicing by specially trained technicians so as to ensure that your hybrid is operating properly.

For example, hybrid vehicles utilize a different braking system than their gasoline-propelled counterparts. In a traditional gasoline powered vehicle, energy put out by the engine is built up during acceleration and subsequently lost when the brakes are applied. This massive amount of energy is then forced onto the vehicle's brakes, causing friction, which results in wear and tear, which then eventually causes a vehicle to require brake service or replacement.

Hybrid vehicles, on the other hand, come with an innovative system called regenerative braking. Rather than allowing the vehicle to lose energy during deceleration, the regenerative braking system instead converts that energy into electricity and uses it to charge the vehicle's battery. This results in no loss of energy, and little wear and tear on the brakes.

However, a hybrid vehicle's brakes will rust rotors and pads then eventually wear down, which does necessitate regular maintenance and safety checks. Manufacturers give recommendations for their own models, so check your owner's manual for guidance on the frequency of your hybrid's brake maintenance and safety checks.

Whether you are in need of brake service, engine maintenance, or any work that is specific to your hybrid vehicle, be sure to visit a HSE Location for expert and friendly service and maintenance!