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Yearly Archives: 2016

Start 2017 with Hybrid Car Battery Repair

The beginning of a new calendar year is usually a time of reflection and contemplation. You may find yourself asking a number of questions such as: How do I better myself? Can I break this habit? What do I need to do? People often make short-lived resolutions to answer the questions including getting a gym membership, quitting smoking, eating healthier and being smarter with their finances. These are all great things to set out and do, but you may also be overlooking some things such as your vehicle. Many steps can be taken to ensure its safety and performance, but one particular step you can take is getting your hybrid car battery repaired. At Savage Hybrid Shop, we strive to make sure your vehicle is running as it should. We also believe it is important to educate our customers about our hybrid repair services in Dover, DE and the surrounding areas. Here is what you should know about hybrid car battery repair and why it’s ... read more

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Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for the Holiday Season

For many, traveling for the holidays is just part of their seasonal routine. According to Nationwide, 41.9 million Americans drove to Thanksgiving dinner in 2015. This number was eclipsed by this year’s travelers as AAA estimated that 48.7 million journeyed 50 miles or more from home for Thanksgiving. With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s still ahead of us, many people will get back into their vehicles and drive to their family or friend’s house to visit. This time of year puts more people on the road and increases the likelihood of accidents and car trouble. At Savage Hybrid Shop, we seek to provide you with the best auto repair in the Philadelphia area. We help drivers from Wilmington, DE to Princeton, NJ stay safe on the road. Before you take your road trip, consider visiting us for the following services. Electric/Hybrid Car Repair If you are dealing with a specific issue or need routine maintenance for your vehicle, you can tr ... read more

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The Lowdown on Low Rolling Resistance Tires

If you drive a hybrid vehicle, chances are you value efficiency. As discussed in a previous blog, hybrid vehicles are efficient as they provide great savings on fuel, are eco-friendly, increase eligibility for tax incentives and yield a high resale value. At Savage Hybrid Shop, we not only provide quality hybrid repair for the Dover, DE region, but we also inform drivers about different ways they can stay safe, take care of their vehicle and save money. That is why we recommend switching to low rolling resistance tires. These tires maximize savings and are quite impressive. Wondering what they are and how the save you money? You’ve come to the right place. Rollin’ Rolling resistance is the force required to keep tires going at a certain speed. Under-inflated tires have a higher rolling resistance, which causes your car to work harder to deal with inertia and aerodynamic drag. Low resistance rolling tires use less energy to travel distances. ... read more

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4 Ways Savage Hybrid Shop Helps You

At Savage Hybrid Shop, we pride ourselves on our experience and that we have been a family auto repair business for more than 40 years. Our technicians are committed to continual education and using advanced technology and equipment to help keep your vehicle running. With that in mind, here are four ways we can help you. Hybrid and Electric Car Repair We provide the finest hybrid and electric car repair throughout Maryland. Unlike dealerships who charge exorbitant prices for repair, we make sure we have your best interest in mind. We understand the technology and features of hybrid and electric vehicles and employ some of the few technicians who are qualified to work on electric vehicles. Battery Conditioning Many people wonder how long their hybrid car’s battery will last and how much it will cost to replace it. If you are experiencing poor acceleration or fuel efficiency, you should come to our team of expert technicians. We run a seri ... read more

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Follow the Light

After ordering a medium-sized caramel iced coffee, you roll out of the drive-thru, and something on your dashboard catches your eye. You glance down and are immediately filled with dread. A little engine with a sunny hue makes your day darker. Whenever the check engine light comes on, you should always seek assistance from Savage Hybrid Shop, the leading hybrid repair service in the Wilmington, DE region. Although this warning light is alarming, we can diagnose the issue and provide you with an affordable solution. Here are five possibilities out of many reasons for why your check engine light is appearing. Faulty Oxygen Sensor – Your oxygen sensor assesses how much unburned oxygen is in your vehicle’s exhaust system. Eventually, a buildup of ash from oil covers the sensor and provides incorrect data, which could spell damage for your catalytic converter and spark plugs. Damaged Spark Plugs – Spark plugs that take in high-voltage electricity at one en ... read more

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5 Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles

At Savage Hybrid Shop, we provide quality service for your vehicle whether it is a domestic, import, car, truck, electric or hybrid. Although we service all of these vehicles, we do extensive work on hybrid vehicles. If you need a Toyota Prius hybrid battery replacement in Wilmington, DE, you can turn to us. We believe that there are five particular advantages to owning a hybrid. Savings on Fuel If you already own a vehicle, you have already reaped the benefit of cheaper fuel costs. For example, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has an outstanding fuel economy of 46 miles per gallon for highway driving and 47 for city. These vehicles reduce your trip to the gas pump and keep more money in your pocket. Eco-Friendly Hybrid cars are better for the environment as their reduced gasoline intake results in lower carbon dioxide emissions and less exhaust. With more and more people driving hybrid cars ... read more

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What to Know About Hybrid Battery Conditioning

It’s almost time to head to your parents’ house for their annual Fourth of July cookout. Your wife has finished making her potato salad. The kids are all awake and ready. You run into your garage to grab a wiffle ball bat and soccer ball for the competitive family games that will ensue. Everyone is buckled in and ready to go. You turn your key to start your car, but instead of hearing your hybrid vehicle come to life, you are greeted by the sound of clicking and sputtering. You optimistically twist your key again, but to no avail. It looks like you might have to eat your potato salad at home. You can avoid this issue by getting hybrid battery conditioning at Savage Hybrid Shop, the leader in hybrid repair in Dover, DE. Hybrid battery conditioning can help you avoid getting a replacement. You may have a number of questions about this process.Why should I get hybrid battery conditioning? Hybrid battery conditioning will help make your battery l ... read more

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Telltale Signs You Need a New Engine

The sun is shining. There is hardly any traffic. Your windows are rolled down with the music blaring. Your ride to the beach could not be going any better. Looking through your rearview mirror, you start to notice a cloud of smoke coming from your tailpipe. Your trip to the beach has been rerouted to the local mechanic. Engine repair can empty your wallet and take up your time. There are usually a number of telltale signs you can catch before your engine problem worsens. Smoke – As mentioned earlier, smoke is a common sign that you need your engine repair. There are three different colors of smoke — white, black, blue — that can give you a hint of what is wrong. White smoke could show a blown head gasket, black smoke can inform you either a high or low level of fuel in the combustion chamber and blue smoke proves that there is an engine oil leak. Don’t ignore this smoke! Noise – Strange noises coming from anything usually tip you off to a problem. This is true with ... read more

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7 Tips for Warm Weather Drivers

The warm weather of the Spring and the dog days of the Summer will be here before you know it. When the weather heats up, it’s inevitable that people will be spending more time on the road, driving from one destination to the next. Below, are seven things that you should be more aware of to ensure the protection of yourself, as well as your family, as the temperature—slowly but surely—begins to climb. Children will be taking full advantage of the warm weather throughout the Spring and Summer, so you should be increasingly cautious while driving, especially in neighborhoods. Drivers are urged to expect the unexpected and always be prepared to stop quickly to ensure the safety of playing children. Construction projects are always in full operation when the weather heats up. By obeying the required speed limit while driving through construction and maintenance zones, you’ll help to assure that workers aren’t at risk of a driving fatality. Congestio ... read more

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Cars and Winter

Well, we don’t think anyone on the east coast has any doubts that winter has well and truly arrived. With that in mind, we thought it would be useful and important to remind everyone about some of the basic maintenance and usage tips that concern winter. After all, using your car in cold temperatures can damage it badly if you aren’t paying proper attention to crucial details. Fluids You should in general make sure to check all your fluids in preparation for winter driving weather, but if the temperatures turn truly cold you should pay special attention to a few specific ones. First off, make sure to fill your antifreeze. And remember not to mix the colors of the liquids. You can also get windshield wiper fluid designed specifically for winter use. That means it withstands certain temperatures without freezing, and you can continue to use your windshield wipers as usual. Winter-specific windshield wiper fluids will give you a temperature range that they work in, going all ... read more

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