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Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Extend the Life of Your Hybrid’s Battery

How to Extend the Life of Your Hybrid’s Battery

The thing about batteries is that they don’t last forever. Even though the Energizer Bunny® can keep going and going, eventually, the juice comes to an end. The same can be said for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). Hybrid cars run on battery, which is why they are so energy efficient; a driver who invests in a hybrid vehicle saves a lot of money by cutting back fuel costs. However, did you know that within six to ten years of owning a hybrid vehicle, you may need to replace the battery or have it repaired? And hybrid batteries are not cheap, ranging around $4,000. But don’t be discouraged! There are a variety of tactics that can be used to maintain and upkeep the battery of a hybrid vehicle. Taking good care of the battery will elongate its lifespan, as well as save you thousands of dollars. We at Savage Automotive specialize in battery conditioning services. Using our expertise, we have compiled a list of tips that you can follow to keep your battery up to par ... read more

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A Smooth Ride: Energy Efficient Tires

There are a variety of extra features for Hybrids that increase energy efficiency, and low rolling resistance tires are a popular one. Tires are the main component that make the car go – without them, vehicles can’t function. Hybrid cars are designed to be fuel efficient, which makes them a likeable choice for many drivers. Low rolling resistance tires increase the fuel efficiency of Hybrid cars in a variety of ways. We at Savage Automotive offer low rolling resistance tires and tire services for Hybrids, and we have seen how much our customers enjoy the smooth ride of their new upgrade. Energy efficient tires are definitely worth the money savings in the long run. How They Work With low rolling resistance tires, your car will not be dragged when it accelerates, which saves a significant amount of fuel. These wheels work by minimizing the vehicle’s needed rolling effort, which requires less energy. The value of the rolling resistance force divided am ... read more

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