How Long Do Hybrid Car Batteries Last?

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As more hybrid and electric vehicles fill the Akron streets, even hesitant drivers are beginning to think about dipping their toe into the market. One of the best ways to do so is with a hybrid vehicle. A hybrid vehicle has both an electric battery and a gas engine, which work together to improve your fuel efficiency without any major changes to your driving habits!



That said, many drivers still have questions about the new electric battery in hybrid vehicles like, “How long do hybrid car batteries last?” and “If a hybrid battery dies can you still drive the car?” Fred Martin Superstore is here to help answer those questions so that you can switch to hybrid with confidence. Continue reading to learn more about hybrid batteries and then browse our new vehicle inventory to find the right hybrid for you!

Hybrid Car Battery Life

Under normal conditions, hybrid batteries only need to be replaced every 150,000 miles or 15 years, whichever comes first. The good news is that, if your battery somehow fails before either of those limits, hybrid vehicle manufacturers are required to provide a warranty on your battery that lasts for up to 100,000 miles or eight years, so you’ll likely be covered! If you choose to sell your vehicle before then, the next Canton owner doesn’t have to worry– the warranty will transfer and keep their battery protected for the rest of the warranty period.

Hybrid Car Battery Life Reduction or Failure

While hybrid batteries are considered long-lasting and well-protected by warranties, there are still instances where your hybrid car battery life is significantly reduced or fails altogether. The most common reasons for hybrid car battery failure are:

  • Poor electrical connections between cells or battery modules
  • Auto manufacturing defects in battery cells
  • Extreme high or low battery temperatures
  • Manufacturing differences between cells
  • Mechanical damage to the battery during routine maintenance or improper servicing procedures

Take care to avoid damage during service or improper service procedures by trusting the service team at Fred Martin Superstore for your hybrid car maintenance and repair!

If a Hybrid Battery Dies, Can You Still Drive the Car?

The answer to whether or not you can drive your hybrid car with a dead battery around Medina relies on one important piece of information: which battery has died. Most hybrid cars have two batteries, one that works in tandem with your engine to provide power to electric motors, and a smaller battery that powers the electronics in your vehicle. If this smaller battery dies, you can still drive, though you’ll want to get the battery replaced soon. If the larger hybrid battery dies, don’t drive– schedule a service appointment immediately.

Learn More About Hybrid Batteries with Fred Martin Superstore!

If you have any additional questions about hybrid car battery life or are interested in a new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, feel free to contact Fred Martin Superstore! We’re always happy to answer any of your questions about hybrid and electric vehicles so you can stay up-to-date with the latest in car manufacturing.


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