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Debunking 3 Myths Surrounding Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid automobiles have gained a lot of traction over the last decade as people are more conscientious of protecting the planet's resources. With newer technology and developments in the automotive industry, it's important for repair shops like Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre to keep up with industry changes. There's still a lot of false information spread about Hybrid vehicles and their maintenance and repairs. Our team at Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre is well versed with hybrid auto repairs, and we will help you get your vehicle whatever it needs. Let's discuss what's wrong with these misconceptions:

Myth #1 – Hybrids need to be plugged in to charge.

Hybrids don't need to be plugged in to charge themselves because it's not fully electric. Instead, hybrids charge their batteries by using extra power from their petrol engine and regenerative braking capabilities. 

Myth #2 – It's costly to maintain hybrids.

This phrase couldn't be farther from the truth. Because it's half electric, the engine and other integrated systems in a hybrid don't have to work as much as a gasoline-powered car. As a result, the internal systems can last longer since less strain is put on the vehicle parts. Also, the engine in a hybrid has significantly fewer parts, which requires less maintenance. 

Myth #3 – If the battery is dead, then the hybrid will not drive.

Hybrids are exceptional in that their internal system constantly monitors the battery's charge and adjusts its charge according to your needs. In other words, the battery should never go flat. Even if it did, you can still trust your hybrid to get you where you need to go because of its combustion engine.


Finding the perfect shop to service your hybrid can be tricky. At Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre, we can help you service your hybrid with exceptional service without over-priced costs. You'll be relieved to know that your hybrid will be in excellent and experienced hands! We invite you to give us a call or visit today.

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