Hybrid Maintenance Technicians Great Falls MT

Many hybrid owners are fearful of cutting their dealership’s cord after their warranties expire. It’s true that hybrids have more complicated electrical systems than regular cars, but qualified mechanics have been cropping up all over the place now that hybrids are more ubiquitous. Find one in your area with DriverSide’s Find a Mechanic feature. Most of the time they’ll get the same repairs done for a fraction of the cost. Do yourself a favor and make sure that the mechanic specializes in hybrids, though.

Electric City Brake & Alignment
(406) 761-2852
500 8th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services
Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Parts Retail, Tractor Equipment & Parts Dealers, Plumbing Service & Repair, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
alignment, Commercial Industrial, Parts Available, Electric Brake Controllers,

Odegards Body Shop
(406) 452-8691
1336 13th Avenue Southwest
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

T and C Collision Center Body Paint
(406) 771-1130
21 S Manchester Road
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

Montana Metal Fabrications
(406) 268-9614
414 14th Street Southwest
Great Falls, MT
Services
Trailer Repair

Tire-Rama
(406) 761-4200
1627 3rd St Nw
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Service Max
(406) 727-0380, 001-2004
4100 - 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Windshield Chip Repair
(406) 727-2225
220 36th Avenue Northeast
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Bill, RC Trunk Leasing
(406) 453-7807
3001 Vaughn Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Franz Auto Machine Shop
(406) 727-3016
1417 1st Avenue Southwest
Great Falls, MT
Services
Engine Repair

Ron de Witt Repair
(406) 761-6870
1700 Vaughn Road
Great Falls, MT
Services
Transmission Repair

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How to Save Money on Hybrid Maintenance

How To Save Money On Hybrid Maintenance By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor
Hybrid maintenance
It’s a given that you hybrid owners already save money on gas. Most of you also received tax breaks from the government for your purchase too. Congrats! You’ve already saved money. But can you take cost cutting even further? DriverSide has gathered a few tips that can help you save even more money on hybrid maintenance. 
 

Read Your Warranty
As an incentive for people to purchase hybrids, and to assuage apprehension about the new technology, most hybrids have incredibly long warranties for their hybrid systems – like Toyota’s eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. It will save you money to double check whether the repairs needed for your vehicle are still covered by the manufacturer. There’s no reason to spend money at an independent shop if it’s free at the dealership. 
 
 
Take it to an Independent Shop
Many hybrid owners are fearful of cutting their dealership’s cord after their warranties expire. It’s true that hybrids have more complicated electrical systems than regular cars, but qualified mechanics have been cropping up all over the place now that hybrids are more ubiquitous. Find one in your area with DriverSide’s Find a Mechanic feature. Most of the time they’ll get the same repairs done for a fraction of the cost. Do yourself a favor and make sure that the mechanic specializes in hybrids, though. 
 
 
Stick to the Manufacturer’s Maintenance Schedule
You may feel uncomfortable with the fact that you haven’t changed your oil at the 7,000-mile mark or that the brakes are still going after 40,000 miles, but hybrids need less conventional maintenance thanks to the hybrid system powering the car for part of the drive and cool features like regenerative braking. Follow the owner’s manual to time your visits to the auto shop instead of popping in when you’re used to going. 
 
 
Stop Worrying about Battery Replacement
When the battery in your hybrid dies, you’ll no longer be forced to sacrifice your kids’ college dreams just so you can pay for a replacement. Though, you might have to give up Friday pizza nights. Battery costs have dropped steadily since the first hybrids were brought to market and, while it’s not going to be the cheapest maintenance you’ll ever pay for, the replacement will most likely be under $3000 depending on your particular model. Of course, that’s if you even keep it the eight years it takes for the warranty to expire.



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