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. The cost to replace and repair the wiring is more than the battery itself—up to $9,000. There are tamper-proof fasteners available that make it much more difficult to remove a battery. And at a cost of around $50, they are much more economical than replacing a battery and repairing damaged wiring. Read more in this news story.
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