If you own a hybrid or electric car, then there are certain things you don’t have to worry about compared to traditional car owners, such as keeping the gas tank full. On the other hand, there are certain things that you do have to worry about, like making sure the battery is charged and in good condition.
The car battery in traditional vehicles is a minor component that’s easily replaceable when something goes wrong, but the battery in a hybrid or electric car is one of the most important components. So, it’s important that you take good care of it to make sure that your car continues to run efficiently and safely. This is why battery pack reconditioning is so important to owners of hybrids and electric cars.
What is battery pack reconditioning?
Batteries for hybrid and electric cars are generally guaranteed for the lifetime of the car. But if it does fail, then replacing the battery can be an extremely expensive job. This is why developers of hybrid cars have been looking for ways to extend the life of the battery, and reconditioning the battery pack is the most effective solution.
To understand battery pack reconditioning, you should first understand that the batteries of hybrid and electric cars are made up of numerous modules, usually around 25-28 depending on the model. Over time, these modules can wear out and become unbalanced. So, if your battery pack fails, it is likely that there is just a problem with one of the modules rather than the entire battery, meaning you won’t need a complete replacement. Battery pack reconditioning involves replacing the module or modules that are causing the problem.
Why do you need it?
Battery pack reconditioning helps to extend the life of your battery by several years in most cases, adding between 84-95% of its original life back to battery. Not only does this keep you on the road longer without an expensive replacement, it also helps to reduce other maintenance costs over the lifespan of your car because it will run more smoothly and efficiently.
Most manufacturer’s will replace your battery pack for free if it fails within the average lifespan of the car – often 10 years. Any issues after that could get costly, which is why reconditioning is a much better option. If you’re in need of battery pack reconditioning, come to Bill’s Auto Clinic. We are the only company that offers a 5-year warranty on reconditioned batteries, so you’ll stay covered for longer.
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