We are qualified for hybrid car repair!
Over the years we have a notable percentage of vehicles that we now service are hybrids. The most common one is the Toyota Prius. Now that they have been on the market for over ten years we are now working on the bigger ticket service items like hybrid battery pack replacement. While the dealer will only give you one option - new battery pack with a one year warranty. We have the ability to give a one year warranty on a rebuilt battery pack, at a fraction of the cost.
Our qualified hybrid repair technician is Alan Stewart.
|Working to remove the “big” battery without gloves because safe down procedure and voltage check was done properly and successfully.|
|Inside of a “big” battery from a Ford Escape. High voltage, “big” batteries can carry a voltage from 200 – 500 volts depending on the vehicle.|
|One possible location of the hybrid battery pack, “big” battery is in the trunk. The orange plug is the safety disconnect switch for the high voltage system|
|Checking to ensure there are 0 volts present after removing the “big” battery safety disconnect switch. This check is to make sure the vehicle is now safe to work on after all necessary diagnostics are done.|
|The electrical windings, “stator”, inside the transmission, is what creates the magnetic polarity to drive the motors in the required direction.|
Two electric motor generators inside the transmission. Vehicle design will differ, but the motor generators either drive the wheels, or charge the “big” battery.
|“Big” battery from a Chevrolet Volt.|