July 10, 2015by Sara EisenbergContributions from Carolyn Coquillette, owner of Luscious Garage
Toyota® Prius®. BMW® X6®. Ford® Fusion Hybrid®. Mazda® Tribute®. The list goes on, with new hybrid vehicles being introduced—and familiar models being offered as hybrids—nearly every year. Hybrid vehicles are no longer the wave of the future. They are here and they are widely used, for personal vehicles, taxis, delivery vehicles, ride-sharing and more.
We spoke with Carolyn Coquillette of Luscious Garage, a hybrid specialist in San Francisco, California, to get the scoop on hybrids. There are some differences between hybrid and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, but one thing remains the same—both types of vehicles require
Hybrid owners may not need to replace the hybrid battery due to failure as frequently as they fear—but another fear is rising in its place. There has been an increase in the number of hybrid vehicle battery thefts and that can prove to be costly to hybrid owners.
This Tech Tip is based on a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) issued by Hyundai® and covers 2010 model-year Hyundai Tucson® (LM) vehicles produced from December 15, 2009. TSBs describe known conditions or manufacturer-recommended changes in procedures and processes.
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