3 important reasons to give your Hybrid car the best care possible now!

Updated: Mar 26

(Picture of Lexus Hybrid RX450h going through a hybrid battery pack check)

Your hybrid is a sophisticated yet excellent drive. But to keep it that way, proper maintenance and checks by hybrid specialists are required. This is to make sure your hybrid is safe to drive as well as performing at its best.

1. Save unnecessary repair costs

From our experience as hybrid specialists, many hybrid customers would have been able to solve those tricky hybrid car issues if they had the right specialist information given to them from the start. The problem starts when they are recommended by a non specialist, the wrong parts to be repaired ( which can be expensive and redundant). This is due to the usage of non-specialized tools and software that was used in finding the fault. As such, the hybrid owner would only feel frustration due to not being able to solve the problem on top of bearing the costs.

2. Keeping your hybrid system and battery in the best condition

(Lexus RX450 hybrid going through a hybrid battery replacement)

The main reasons we love driving a hybrid is due to the impressive fuel economy savings as well as the responsiveness and power of the hybrid. Now all these are attributed to the hybrid battery and hybrid system. If these are not properly maintained and checked by specialists, you would see these benefits getting smaller over time.

The photo below shows what happens on your dashboard when a hybrid is not properly maintained. This error code relates to the hybrid battery and hybrid system not functioning properly.

(Check hybrid system warning coming on due to improper maintenance)

Reduction in fuel economy savings as well as sluggishness of the vehicle are what hybrid owners experience due to a improperly maintained vehicle. Our hybrid specialists recommend that hybrid owners give their hybrids a full system check once in a while to ensure that their hybrid is working optimally so that you can reap the benefits of driving a hybrid.

3. Keep your loved ones safe while driving with you

Another key reason for giving your hybrid the best care is to ensure that your hybrid is safe to drive. Below is a vehicle service campaign issued from Honda for its Vezel Hybrid owners to come in for a service software update due to a fault in the vehicle stability assist software which affected braking performance, The solution would be to bring in the vehicle for a software updating service.

However, for parallel imported vehicles, it is near impossible to be able to get such a software update as it requires the Japan domestic software from Honda to perform such an update.

(screenshot of Vezel hybrid VSA service campaign taken from Honda jp website)

These updates are actually very common but unknown to buyers as they rarely go look at the manufacturer's web page for such information. Furthermore most are in Japanese which require translation to understand.

As hybrid specialists, we are capable of performing such software updates should you require the necessary help. This is as we are equipped with the Japan Domestic Model Manufacturer's Diagnostic Software which is 100% capable. This will allow you to drive safely and update your hybrid to the latest software version to get the best out of your hybrid vehicle!

Hevshop Hybrid Battery Protect Program: A simple solution

Our hybrid specialists are launching a dedicated hybrid battery protection program that is open to all hybrid owners out there who wish to have proper maintenance and care on their hybrid vehicles.

Hybrid owners will be equipped with expert information on how to take care of their hybrid, the condition of the hybrid battery and how to better take care of their vehicle to reduce their unnecessary repair costs!

Starting 26th September 2017, the new Hybrid Battery Protection program will allow hybrid owners to benefit from a variety of hybrid specialist services in its newly launched Specialist Service Center at Sin Ming.

5 Instant Member Benefits from the program

To celebrate its grand opening of the Specialist Service Centre, hevshop is providing new members who join the Battery Protect Program the following attractive and instant benefits if they join from till 31st January 2018.

1) Complimentary Hybrid Vehicle Health Check ( Worth $180 )

To allow owners to gauge the current status of their hybrid vehicle, hevshop will provide an on the spot full hybrid system scan with a detailed printout for your hybrid vehicle.

This will allow you to better manage the maintenance needs of your hybrid vehicle for free! *lifetime on the vehicle registered under the program

2) Lifetime Hybrid Vehicle Diagnostic Support

Furthermore, as a Battery Protect Member, your car will benefit from a lifetime of complimentary hybrid diagnostic check ups whenever a problem occurs from your hybrid vehicle! To save you the money and the frustration from getting unnecessary repairs for your vehicle, choose the easy way with a hybrid specialist diagnostic report.

( Lexus RX450 hybrid undergoing a full hybrid diagnostic scan)

3) Lifetime Complimentary Factory Software Updates

As mentioned earlier, you can get the latest up to date system software running on your hybrid vehicle with the original factory software updates for Lexus, Honda and Toyota Hybrid Models. This will keep your hybrid vehicle functioning properly as well as in its optimum condition!

*Lifetime on vehicle registered under the program

Hybrid Battery Service benefits in the program: 4) Special Priority and Rebates for Hybrid Battery Replacement Services

As a Battery Protect Member, you would be able to enjoy priority replacement services, as well as special member rebates from our dedicated hybrid battery replacement services.

Furthermore, you can use your initial membership fee to offset the cost of the replacement on your Hybrid Battery Pack in the future!

(e.g If you require a Civic Hybrid Battery replacement with cost S$ 2,600, you can use your membership fee of S$300 (for Honda owners) to offset your cost of the replacement service in the future!

5) Extended Warranty Terms for Hybrid Battery Replacement Services!

As a Battery Protect Member, you would be eligible for an extended warranty duration of 1 more year and 25,000 km mileage on any hybrid battery replacement service from our specialists. Giving you better assurance and greater confidence on your hybrid vehicle's hybrid battery.

Take advantage of the benefits to give your hybrid the best protection! Benefits valid from now till 31st of January 2018

How do I become a member?

It is easy to become a battery protect member, all you need to do is book online for an appointment under our Hybrid Battery Protection Membership Service at this link below:

Join as a member here!

You can also call to make an appointment at 6352 9268

Your membership will be processed when you come in for your complimentary full hybrid system health check of your hybrid vehicle!

One time Membership rate for lifetime access on different hybrids:

For all hybrid owners, you can join as a member with a one-time sign up fee on the vehicle

Lexus Hybrids Owners: S$ 500

Toyota Hybrids Owners: S$ 300

Honda Hybrids Owners: S$ 300

Member requirements

To continue to retain these member benefits, you simply need to service your hybrid vehicle at the factory recommended intervals at our specialist service center where we can professionally protect and maintain your hybrid vehicle and its hybrid battery.

If you have any friends & family with hybrid vehicles, please share our promotion to spread the word to them. Thank you!

*See below for directions on how to get to us!

Directions to go the Hybrid Specialist Centre

1. Enter from the STA inspection entrance of 600 Sin Ming Ave, CityCab Building 575 733 and immediately turn right

2. Continue to drive all the way straight till you see the green hevshop signs

3. Turn left and take the vehicle lift to level 3

4. Enter any of the lifts on the left or right and go to level 3

Welcome to our hybrid specialist service centre!

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