Libertyville, IL – Many car buyers debate the purchase of a hybrid vehicle because they fear the maintenance costs will be higher than that of a regular gasoline engine.
But Kevin Riddick, founder and owner of Auto Lab in Libertyville, says there is nothing to fear. “The hybrid specific components have been shown to have a long lifespan. Toyota reports that their battery packs have lasted for more than 180,000 miles in testing.”
To ensure their skill sets match that of changing technology, the ASE-Certified Technicians at Auto Lab recently received advanced training and certification through Precision Service & Parts, Inc. to service hybrid vehicles.
“The dealer you purchase your hybrid vehicle from is not your only service and repair option,” Riddick said. “Hybrids have an engine, transmission and brakes – all the components you’ll find in a regular car. Yes, there are some key differences, and that’s why you want to choose an auto repair shop that has completed advanced training. But remember, hybrids have timing belts that need to be replaced and fluids that need to be flushed just like any other vehicle.”
Besides the advanced training needed to service and repair hybrids, Auto Lab shares the “green mentality” behind many of their clients’ decisions to purchase a more energy-efficient vehicle. “Our service center uses several green techniques, including recycling waste chemicals,” said Sherman Riddick, service manager at Auto Lab. “We commend our clients who have purchased hybrids and what they are doing to reduce emissions. They tell us they truly enjoy driving past the gas station and not needing to stop for gas.”
If you are driving a hybrid vehicle in Libertyville, Lake Forest, Mundelein or Vernon Hills, stop by Auto Lab and experience the service level, honesty and integrity that has earned them 5-star ratings on Google, Angie’s List and Yelp. Auto Lab located at 400 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville, IL. Kevin and Sherman can be reached at 847-367-4488 or by email at email@example.com.