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Belt Service For Hybrid and Stop/Start Systems

Knowing how to “force start” a hybrid vehicle can be helpful if you are trying to diagnose a noise problem.

Hybrid Vehicle Fluid Maintenance

There are opportunities your shop can’t pass up just because the car or SUV has a hybrid badge on the back.

Diagnostic Procedures For Stop/Start Systems

Stop/start technology is more than just a switch wired to the brake pedal and starter.

Hyundai & Kia Hybrid Drivetrain

The Hyundai hybrid system has a motor control unit (MCU) and hybrid control unit (HCU).

Advance Auto Parts Unveils 12-Volt DieHard Battery

All new battery manufactured in partnership with Clarios is designed for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Fluid Maintenance Still Vital To Hybrids And Shop Success

Like conventional vehicles, hybrids still use fluids and maintenance will continue to be required.

VIDEO: Safe Brake Jobs On Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

The number of hybrid vehicles keeps growing along with their maintenance needs. This video is sponsored by Mitchell1.

Staying Cool With Electric A/C Compressor Service

If you follow the recommended service procedures, repairs will go as “cool” as the air coming out of those A/C vents.

Delphi Unveils New 48-Volt, Mild Hybrid

Delphi’s 48-volt technology is helping automakers in meeting future emission regulations without sacrificing performance for customers with significant environmental benefits.

Lithium: An Element That Is Charging Ahead

What is an EMV? As you read the hybrid and plug-in articles that my company, ACDC, is writing this year, we have coined a new term: EMV (electric motor vehicle). Rather than use hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric or electric car with a range extender, we will refer to all these as an EMV. When

‘Green’ Bullets: Tips for Servicing Hybrid Vehicles

Newsflash: Hybrids are here to stay. The oldest Toyota Prius models are now 14 years old and many other hybrids from other manufacturers are crossing the 100,000-mile mark every day. Here are a few of my Silver Bullets, — or in this case “Green Bullets” — to help you maintain and service hybrids. Toyota: Restricted

Honda Insight hybrid maintenance
Toyota Hybrid Oil Change

Does the thought of changing the oil on a Toyota Prius scare you? Are you afraid you could be shocked with more than 200 volts? Don’t be afraid, changing the oil is not radically different than any other Toyota. Changing the engine oil on just about every hybrid doesn’t require disconnecting the hybrid drive system,

Toyota Prius Oil Change