Hybrid Maintenance Technicians Tuscaloosa AL

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.

A and W Repair
(205) 759-5505
1111 15th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Engine Repair

Norris Wrecker Service
(205) 758-9013
919 31st Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Ricks Quality Transmissions Inc
(205) 391-0615
3551 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Tillery Body Shop Inc
(205) 752-3521
2254 17th St
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Koster Radiator Company
(205) 758-6155
P O Box 1398
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Alabama Windshield Repair
(205) 752-2855
P O Box 2265
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Jacmac Tire CO
(205) 752-3501
2107 9th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Alignment Repair

Smalleys Transmission Service
(205) 758-0995
1515 12th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Bambarger Wrecker Service Inc
(205) 758-6598
P O Box 2275
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Radiator Repair, Sound System Installation, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Tue:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Wed:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thu:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Fri:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sat:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sun:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Payment
Cash

Sammy Foster
(205) 752-9648
4100 69th Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL
 

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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