Can You Test a Hybrid Battery to Gauge Its Health?
By Adrian Castillo
If you’re new to owning a hybrid, you may be concerned about keeping track of its battery life. After all, you’ve probably heard about the process and cost involved with getting a replacement, so you want to make sure you’re prepared when that time comes. But what can you do to test your hybrid battery? Well, diagnostic testing is something that you can have done by an expert at a shop near you. But even before you take it in for such a test, there are signs that you can keep track of to determine when the time for a replacement is approaching.
How You Can Track the Health of Your Hybrid Battery Without Testing It
When your hybrid’s battery life is starting to wane, you’ll notice some changes in the way it operates. Of course, you’re likely used to the outstanding fuel efficiency that your hybrid affords you. But when the battery is starting to go bad, you’ll notice a decrease in your miles per gallon (MPG). Plus, your vehicle’s state of charge may begin to fluctuate and potentially fail to hold its charge the way that it should. Those indicators, as well as any unusual noises coming from your engine, can mean that it’s time to upgrade your battery. At the very least, it’s time for a true hybrid battery test.
Experts You Can Trust With a Hybrid Battery Test
If you need to test your hybrid battery before you decide to invest in a replacement, look no further than Bumblebee Batteries. Our expert team is capable of providing faster diagnostic testing than our competitors because we can run more tests at once, thanks to the availability of our online testing channels. And if you decide that you do need a hybrid battery replacement, we can help you take care of that in an efficient manner. Simply browse our online inventory or visit us at our Gresham, Oregon, shop to get started!
For more information about our hybrid battery testing, or to find out more about our hybrid battery replacement services, contact Bumblebee Batteries today.