Hybrid & Electric Car Maintenance

Qualified ACDC Hybrid Repair Center

As a leader and award winner in environmentally friendly practices in Howard County and central Maryland, BA Auto Care is proud to offer hybrid vehicle preventive maintenance service and repair, including hybrid battery replacements. Additionally, we are proud to be certified in the ACDC Qualified Hybrid Shop program.

As part of the ACDC Hybrid Shop Program, our technicians are certified to service any type of car, including hybrid and electric vehicles.

Schedule Service Appointment

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Need a battery changed?

Hybrid batteries require changing after about seven years or 80,000 miles, depending on your driving habits. During extreme hot and cold temperatures, hybrid battery replacements are more likely to occur. If you notice that you are getting less gas mileage or are not getting as much power, you may need battery service.

We offer two hybrid battery services for NiMH batteries:

  • Replacement with a Rebuilt Battery
  • Replacement with a New Battery

Scheduled Hybrid & Electric Maintenance

All our electric and hybrid car services are performed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and maintain your vehicle’s warranty. Although many of the hybrid vehicle services are similar to those performed on a standard vehicle, some services are different. In addition to the hybrid vehicle scheduled maintenance services listed below (5k, 15k, or 30k mile hybrid service), we also perform hybrid and electric car repairs if necessary. All repairs come with a three-year, 36,0000-mile guarantee.

This list of services below covers what’s included in our standard 5k, 15k and 30k mileage service for hybrid cars and includes what most manufacturers recommend.

5,000 miles

  • Road Test.
  • Change Oil Filter.
  • Check underside of car for damage.
  • Check tires & adjust tire pressure.
  • Check exhaust, steering, and suspension.
  • Check brake pads & brake components.
  • Check 12-volt battery & leads.

15,000 miles

  • Check radiator, condenser & intercooler.
  • Scan computer, check history & record codes.
  • Check fuel lines and fuel components.
  • Plus previous services.

30,000 miles

  • Check service updates and recalls.
  • Check transmission & transmission fluid.
  • Plus previous services.

Frequent Questions & Concerns

  • How long do hybrid batteries last?

    Hybrid or Electric Batteries can last 8-15 years and typically come with a warranty.

  • Do hybrids require special maintenance?

    While maintenance needs are pretty similar to a traditional car, there are a few things that might require expertise working with hybrid vehicles. Service Intervals may be shorter or longer than a conventional car, depending on usage.

  • Do electric cars require special maintenance?

    Because EV’s don’t use an oil-based engine, maintenance costs are sometimes lower. However, they sometimes need to monitor battery health or other electrical components more often.

    View all frequently asked questions

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