What’s included in a hybrid service?

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

what is a car service

A hybrid car is a vehicle which combines a petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. There are various different types of hybrid vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids, and they’re designed with reducing CO2 emissions in mind. You can get your MOT and serviced at the same time. Hybrid vehicles pay less tax, hold their value and are proven reliable vehicles. Learn more about why you might want to buy a hybrid car.

But what’s included in a hybrid car service, and how does this differ from a regular service?

What is a hybrid service?

A hybrid car service is a health check of your vehicle which involves routine maintenance. This type of vehicle service is conducted against guidelines from the vehicle manufacturer, whereas a MOT test is assessed against DVSA guidelines.  

There are two types of hybrid services to choose from:

  • Interim service – this is typically conducted every 6,000 miles, or after 6 months – whichever is sooner.
  • Full service – this type of service is conducted every 12,000 miles, or after 12 months – whichever comes first.

Still unsure about which service your vehicle needs? Our informative guide can help.

Hybrid car services

A hybrid car service differs from a regular vehicle service because of the components that it tests. A hybrid car service checks everything that a regular car service does, but it also includes some additional elements:

On floor:

  • Carry out hybrid/high voltage diagnostics and report any findings             
  • Check any high voltage charge ports where applicable                   

On ramp:

  • Visually check high voltage cables where possible

Scheduled service tasks:

  • Visually check high voltage coolant where possible & report ONLY

Find out more about what’s included in a car service from our detailed guide.

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