Does it cost less to maintain a hybrid car?
Does it cost less to maintain a hybrid vehicle than a gas-powered vehicle? I've read that hybrid vehicles might be less expensive to operate and less to maintain. Is this true?
“Overall, the cost to maintain a hybrid car is very similar to how much it costs to maintain a gas-powered car. That means common maintenance costs similar to gas-powered vehicles, like:
- Oil changes
- Tire rotations
However, the huge difference comes with the hybrid’s battery and gas engine powertrain system.
If something goes wrong with the battery, you’re in for a financial beating. Not only will you need to shell out money for towing and labor coverage or roadside assistance to take your car to the shop, but you’ll have sticker shock when you hear how much it is to repair the battery system.
On average, the cost to repair this system is up to $6,000, which sometimes isn’t financially worth it to even conduct the repair. If you’re going to buy a hybrid, just make sure to keep a watchful eye on the battery or think of buying a warranty.
Most of the repairs and maintenance you do for your vehicle will not be covered by your car insurance policy, unless the repairs need to be done as a result of a car accident.
That said, it’s always a good idea to review your policy to ensure you’re not overpaying. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that you’re paying the lowest rates for the best coverage, try using the Jerry app. Jerry automatically reviews your policy every six months and shops for the best deals. And if you need to switch policies to save money, Jerry does all the paperwork for you, so you can save money and time. And the best part–Jerry does all of this for free.”
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