As the cost of car ownership continues to rise, motorists are increasingly choosing plug-in hybrids as their vehicle of choice. Hybrid car ownership has soared in recent years, with over half a million currently on European roads.
While hybrid vehicles can be cheap to run, they can be costly to maintain. That's why at QCD Autocentre we offer great deals on Interim, Full and Major hybrid servicing for all hybrid makes and models.
What's included as part of a hybrid service?
Most of the mechanical aspects of car servicing remain the same for hybrid vehicles; however, there are a few additional checks that are required as part of comprehensive hybrid car servicing.
Our three levels of hybrid service are designed to meet the needs of all hybrid vehicles, whatever their condition.
Interim Hybrid Service - 6-month vehicle service
This 6-month, 54-point service is designed for the high mileage hybrid car user, or where the manufacturer recommends more frequent checks between annual services. This service includes an oil and filter change, top ups of essential fluids, as well as brake, steering and suspension checks (by removing the wheels).
Full Hybrid Service
This is a comprehensive annual service for trouble free motoring. It exceeds most manufacturers' hybrid service schedules and includes 81 checks and adjustments including an air filter change, a top up of brake fluid, power steering fluid and coolant. High quality parts are used, and we check and record wear and tear items using a colour code reporting system, to give you peace of mind.
Major Hybrid Service - 24-month vehicle service
This 24-month complete service covers all areas of essential maintenance. As well as all the items included in our Interim and Full Services, the Major Service covers items that are regularly recommended for replacement every two years, including your cabin filter and brake hydraulic fluid.
In addition to all the regular checks carried out as part of our Interim, Full and Major Services, Hybrid Servicing includes:
- Diagnostic hybrid battery health check
- Charging port and high voltage cables check
- Inverter coolant check
- Brake binding check
For a like-for-like comparison of all the items included in our services, please see what's included in our car services checklist.
Are your technicians trained to work on hybrid vehicles?
Yes. Further safety precautions must be taken when working with high voltage systems found in hybrid vehicles. That's why our technicians go through rigorous training to ensure they can correctly and safely service hybrids to the same standards as a main dealer.
How much does it cost?
Our Hybrid Services start at £89. To get an accurate quote for your hybrid vehicle, visit Hybrid Servicing and select your chosen hybrid service.
In most cases, additional maintenance and repairs needed will cost no more on a hybrid vehicle than a regular car.
How often should I service my hybrid vehicle?
In most cases, hybrid cars should be serviced at the same intervals as you would a regular car. We recommend checking your owner's manual for more accurate details relating to your vehicle.