Have You Heard About Hybrid Battery Warranties?
It’s no secret that gas prices are constantly changing and that the future of this fuel economy is unstable and unpredictable. Due to recent inflation and economic shifts, there has been an observable increase in the number of people whom have purchased and drive a hybrid car as their primary method of transportation. Perhaps we are headed towards a predominantly hybrid fuel economy.
According to Statistic Brain, nearly 209,216 Honda Civic Hybrid models were sold during 2012. Hybrid vehicles are an estimated 20-35% more fuel efficient than the traditional gas powered vehicles, leading to an increase in sales. Despite the significant savings and value associated with purchasing a hybrid car, there also some drawbacks that buyers face.
One of the biggest complaints among hybrid owners is battery life. Hybrid battery packs do not usually outlast the car itself; therefore, many hybrid car owners will be in the market to repair or replace their battery pack at some point, typically six to 10 years after the car’s original purchase. Many hybrid vehicle batteries come with an 8 year/100,000 mile hybrid battery warranty. However, recent research indicates that the average lifespan of a hybrid battery can be as low as six years. Buyers should take into consideration their hybrid battery warranty.
Times are changing and people are prone to purchase a hybrid vehicle for more than one reason. Hybrid vehicles run off both a gasoline power source and an electric power source, which helps to reduce emissions that are harmful and detrimental to the ecosystem and environment. Not only do hybrid vehicles save the owner money on fuel costs, but they also benefit the ecosystem and environment because of a decrease in the greenhouse gas emissions which are typically generated by gas-powered vehicles. On average, the standard hybrid vehicle reduces emissions that are harmful to the environment by 25% to 35%.
Having a hybrid vehicle could mean helping the Earth, and getting a hybrid battery warranty can save owners hassle — and money — as they do their part to be environmentally responsible.