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3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Hybrid Vehicle

To make sure your hybrid car keeps running smoothly, here are three maintenance tips.

1. Standard maintenance still applies.

Just because your vehicle is a hybrid doesn’t mean that you don’t still need to change your oil, rotate your tires every 5,000 or 6,000 miles or so, check tire pressure, and replace your air filters twice a year, if not more often.

2. Remember to change your inverter coolant on your hybrid.

For most hybrids this is to be done at your 30,000 mile service. If you purchased your hybrid after this time of service be sure to ask for the maintenance records.

3. Your mileage may vary, so get customized help.

Maintenance needs depend on a myriad of factors, such as the make and model of your car, the systems your car uses, the quality and frequency of repair, the type of driving you do, the kind of driver you are, whether your car has been in an accident or not, or so forth.

The long and short of it is: you’ll benefit tremendously from a customized maintenance schedule. If you have a long daily commute or a lead foot you may need maintenance more often.

We know it doesn’t compare to your favorite novel but for best maintenance practices read your Owners Manual.

If your hybrid is in an accident have it repaired at Shattuck Auto Collision Center, a specialist in hybrid repairs.

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