Hybrid Servicing in Leeds | Car Servicing
If operated as designed, full hybrid vehicles have the ability to shut off their internal combustion engines and operate on the electric motor only under certain conditions. Needless to say, the engine doesn’t work as hard resulting in reduced wear and tear. Hybrids also often employ regenerative braking systems that both charge the batteries and reduce wear on brake components.
The complex electronic modules that control the electric drive motor for both propulsion and regenerative braking can generate enormous amounts of heat, so those often have their own dedicated cooling systems. The battery control modules regulate both charge and discharge rates as well as the state of charge of the entire bank. To operate consistently under all conditions, these systems will often employ both heating and cooling systems.
As part of the regular servicing on the engine cooling system we check the individual hoses, pipes and clamps as well as any additional filters that may be used on the motor and battery cooling/heating system.
Hybrids generally are equipped with dual voltage systems. Though most of the electrical system is safe standard 12-volt, the drive motor and related components operate well in excess of 100 volts. The safety threshold is low and narrow, an electrical shock with as little as 50 volts can prove fatal. To warn technicians and operators of these high voltage circuits, the cables are wrapped in a bright orange casing. Here at CS Autos we have invested in the specialist training required to service hybrid vehicles across the board, from Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, VW, Ford, Mercedes ... in fact, any vehicle with a hybrid power train and costing you a fraction of your local dealership.
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