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How Long Do Hybrid Car Batteries Last?

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If you’re hesitant to make the full switch to an electric vehicle, hybrid cars are a great transition option! You’ll have the newness of the electric battery while still having a level of comfort with the familiar traditional gas engine. As you research hybrid models, you may be asking yourself, “How long do hybrid car batteries last?” Great question! Get your answer and more from DeYarman Automotive Group below. If you have additional questions about hybrid models, feel free to contact us!



Hybrid Car Battery Lifespan Expectancy

First, you should note that hybrid vehicle manufacturers in the United States are legally required to provide a warranty on high-voltage hybrid battery packs for at least eight years or up to 100,000 miles. They are also obligated to transfer the balance of any hybrid battery warranty to a new owner. Like all machinery, the battery will eventually die, and you’ll need to replace it. The good news is that the hybrid car battery life is between 80,000 and 100,000 miles! If a hybrid battery dies, contact our service department, and they’ll get you back on Knoxville roads in no time.

Causes of Hybrid Car Battery Life Reduction or Failure

There are various reasons why your hybrid car battery does not last as long as you expected. Below are the most common reasons:

  • 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 service
  • Improper serving procedures

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

If a hybrid battery dies, can you still drive the car? In general, the answer is yes, but it depends on which battery died. There are two batteries in most hybrid vehicles: the hybrid battery and a smaller one to control the vehicle’s electronics. If the smaller battery dies, you’ll still be able to easily run your errands and commute to work in Indianola. But if the hybrid battery dies, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible. You shouldn’t drive when that larger battery is dead.

Find Your New Hybrid Vehicle at DeYarman Automotive Group

Now that you know about the hybrid car battery life, you can start shopping for the vehicle that best suits your Pella lifestyle! We have a variety of options waiting for you at DeYarman Automotive Group, and our finance team is ready to help you purchase the one you love. We hope to see you soon!


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