Hybrid Car Servicing Southampton
Hybrid cars are becoming more and more common and here at Shirley Garage LTD we have 2 fully trained Hybrid technicians who can service your vehicle to the same standard as main dealers, following all the necessary safety procedures, of which there are many, we have all the safety equipment needed to service your Hybrid vehicle.
Below is a brief description of different Hybrid vehicles, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 023 8021 1310 and we will help in any way we can.
What is a hybrid?
A hybrid car is simply one that relies on two different power sources for motion. The two different power sources are typically petrol and electricity or diesel and electricity.
There are three main types of hybrid vehicle; full hybrids, mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids.
- A full hybrid (FHEV) can run on just the combustion engine (i.e. diesel/petrol), the electric engine (i.e. power from batteries), or a combination. The Toyota Prius is the most commonly known example of this. A full hybrid is not plugged in to recharge; the battery is recharged by running the combustion engine.
- A mild hybrid has an electric motor and combustion engine which always work together. An example of this is the Honda Accord Hybrid. Mild hybrids cannot run in just electric or just combustion engine mode; the engines/motors always work in parallel.
- A plug-in hybrid (PHEV), requires plugging into the mains in order to fully recharge its battery. PHEVs can also be run in electric mode.