How does a hybrid Car Service differ from a regular car service?
Hybrid car servicing is not very different to how you would service a regular car. Both hybrid and regular vehicles require routine maintenance and inspections. The hybrid service contains much of the same assessment areas as a standard petrol or diesel vehicle, with the addition of checks of the hybrid battery, cables and charging port checks.
How often should I get a hybrid vehicle serviced?
Hybrid serving intervals are like that of a normal petrol or diesel car. We would recommend that your hybrid is serviced annually or every 18,000 miles, whichever comes up first.
Do mechanics require special training and equipment to carry out a service on a hybrid?
All our Specialised hybrid trained technicians go through rigorous technical training. They are trained and qualified to Institute of Motor Industry standards. Our centres are also equipped with the latest equipment, allowing our expert technicians diagnose any problems quickly and efficiently. Our parts are of Original Equipment (OE) quality.
Does it cost more to get a hybrid car serviced?
As a result of the extra diagnostics required and more parts to check, the cost of servicing a hybrid vehicle is slightly higher than a regular petrol or diesel car. For more information of the list of checks for hybrid servicing, click here.
Although the cost of the service is set on the size of your engine, there are certain vehicles that require specialist oil, in which case a small supplement will be charged.
The set prices are:
- Up to 1400cc £195
- 1401-2000 cc £215
- 2001cc upwards £245
For an accurate quote for your vehicle, click here.
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What’s included in your Full Hybrid Service?
|Over 40 Point Hybrid Service|
|1.||Check operation and condition of all exterior lights|
|2.||Check instrument warning lamps|
|3.||Check dash/interior controls switches etc|
|4.||Check battery condition and connections|
|5.||Carry out an alternator/battery test and print result|
|6.||Check door lock operation and lubricate locks,hinges and catches|
|7.||Check windscreen wiper and washer|
|8.||Top up windscreen washer reservoir with additive|
|9.||Check air conditioning is working and record lowest temp|
|10.||Check and replace pollen/cabin filter (if necessary)|
|11.||Drain engine oil and replace oil filter, re-fill to correct level|
|12.||Replace air filter|
|13.||Check engine for any leaks (coolant/oil/ air conditioning etc)|
|14.||Check coolant (antifreeze) quality and level top up if required|
|15.||Complete a visual check on coolant system (pipes,rad,fan,tank)|
|16.||Check condition of auxililiary drive belts (excluding timing belt)|
|17.||Check timing belt or chain replacement interval and advise|
|18.||Check fuel filter (diesel only) and advise|
|19.||Check spark plugs and advise|
|20.||Visual check of fuel system (visible lines, fuel cap)|
|21.||Visual check of all high voltage cables for any signs of damage|
|22.||Visual check of high voltage connectors (that are visible) for damage|
|23.||Check brake servo operation|
|24.||Check advise brake fluid level and boiling point|
|25.||Top up brake fluid if required|
|26.||Complete brake report|
|27.||Visual check of brake hoses, calipers, pipes etc for any damage/leaks|
|28.||Check calipers, shoes, cables etc|
|29.||Check handbrake operation and cable adjustment|
|30.||Check brake sensor wiring and connections for damage|
|31.||Check condition of springs|
|32.||Check shock absorbers condition, leaks etc|
|33.||Check steering components condition/leaks including gaitors|
|34.||Check for any play in steering and suspension components|
|35.||Check power steering fluid condition and level|
|36.||Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise|
|37.||Check all wiring connections/sensors for damage|
|38.||Check drive shaft gaitors for damage/leaks|
|39.||Check transmission fluid level|
|40.||Check clutch operations and advise|
|41.||Check condition of clutch cable (if visible)|
|42.||Check for any transmission leaks|
|43.||Complete a visual check on drive system and advise|
|44.||Complete a visual check on all connectors/cables and advise|
|45.||Check/advise condition of exhaust and mountings|
|46.||Check all heat shields are secured and advise|
|47.||Check all sensors/wiring and connectors and advise|
|48.||Complete tyre report|
|49.||Check and adjust all pressures|
|50.||Check and reset TPMS system|
|51.||Re-fit wheels and torque to manufacturer spec|
|52.||Final diagnostic scan|
|53.||Check and reset service light|
Your hybrid vehicle is in safe hands.
You’ll find Specialised Technicians, trained and qualified to IMI Standards, at every Farmer Autocare centre.
Your hybrid vehicle is in safe hands.
All our centres are equipped with the latest equipment and diagnostic software, allowing our certified technicians to diagnose any problems quickly and efficiently.
Why Your Hybrid Car Needs Specialised Vehicle Care.
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