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Maintenance Tips for Your Hybrid Vehicle

Prevent Your Hybrid from Damage Every vehicle needs to be properly maintained in order to avoid mechanical issues. Compared to regular gas fuel cars, hybrids have features that already allow it to be durable and long lasting. However, as an auto shop that specializes in hybrid services, we also encourage vehicle owners to perform routine maintenance. Hybrid maintenance is pretty much similar to standard vehicles because they require upkeep of all major systems. Money is saved when time is taken to carefully maintain your hybrid, which also allows it to last much longer. In a hybrid, the transmission and electric drive motor are combined to work together as a whole, so when one fails, so does the other. That’s when you would need a team of auto professionals like us at Savage Automotive to repair it. We understand that routine maintenance on all of your hybrid’s systems as a whole can be a hassle. But if you know how to properly check them all, it can be well worth i ... read more

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What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

All vehicles are manufactured with the check engine light feature. Although car owners tend to dread it, the light is an important warning that the car needs maintenance or repair. The ironic aspect about the light is that the issue of the car isn’t necessarily the engine itself that is malfunctioning – it is usually the parts of the car that have a connection with the engine. So when cars are brought into Savage Automotive for a diagnosis, we don’t just simply check the engine. We investigate and inspect all of the vehicle’s parts. We’ve formed a list of the top five car issues that are associated with the check engine light. Loose Gas Cap – If the gas cap is missing or loose, the fuel system becomes exposed and pressure cannot be maintained. Gasoline fumes get released into the atmosphere when the car isn’t being driven and fuel is lost. Catalytic Converter – The catalytic converter becomes damaged due to maintenance negle ... read more

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