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Collision Repair Challenges for Hybrid Vehicles

Collision Repair Challenges for Hybrid Vehicles

Your Tesla has just been in a collision and is being taken to an auto body shop to be looked at. Given that it’s a hybrid, you’re wondering if the shop’s employees will have to take any special precautions while repairing the damage. Because of their electrical systems, restoring a damaged hybrid vehicle does present unique challenges. Luckily, there are certified collision repair facilities like Pfaff Autoworks that have state-of-the-art equipment and machinery combined with expert technicians. Collision repair for hybrid vehicles does yield different challenges. In this article, we share some information on collision repair for hybrid vehicles. 

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What is a hybrid vehicle?

There are two types of hybrid vehicles, conventional and plug-in. Conventional hybrids use a gasoline engine to keep a modestly sized battery charged while driving. Available in various makes and models, conventional hybrids cannot be plugged in to recharge their batteries, and therefore only drive sporadically solely on electric power. A plug-in hybrid has a large battery that can be recharged by plugging the vehicle into a standard wall outlet or recharging station. Once charged, the car runs purely on electricity without burning any fossil fuel. However, a plug-in HV can still run without ever being plugged in and will continue operating in normal hybrid mode for as long as there’s gas in the tank.

Your vehicle’s battery is of utmost importance 

The battery and other elements of the hybrid car engine that allow the transfer of power between the gas engine and the electric battery can be expensive to fix or replace in cases where damage or a defect arises. At Pfaff Autoworks, we have mastered our process of hybrid vehicle collision repairs. Your vehicle battery and other components are in the best hands possible at our certified collision repair facility in Vaughan, ON. Specific safety procedures are in place to protect our staff and to protect your vehicle, including quarantining batteries from damaged cars. Additionally, the appropriate charging and maintenance equipment is in place to ensure that your vehicle’s battery does not get fully discharged while it is being repaired, which can cause serious issues.

The collision repair procedures for hybrid vehicles are different from traditional vehicles. For more information about hybrid vehicle repair at Pfaff Autoworks, we encourage you to get in touch with our representatives. 

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