Hybrid Repairs

Yes, we do Hybrids! 

Hybrids at Dressels

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... that battery conditioning isn't offered by dealerships?

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"They will replace entire battery packs unnecessarily when the reality is that 8 out of 10 existing batteries with diminished performance only need to be conditioned. After having the battery conditioned, the customer will see a restoration in vehicle performance and increased fuel economy, closer to what they expected and experienced when they purchased the vehicle new." - Dr. Mark Quarto

Dressels mechanics are trained and certified in repairs to all Hybrids and Hybrids are built differently than your average car.

Hybrids are engineered differently than gas-only cars. They require specialized care, each make and model with their own set of needs.

Comprehensive State of Health High Voltage Diagnostic


Includes Power and Energy testing of the high voltage battery; Electrical testing/analysis of hybrid electric transmission drive motor-generator rotor and stator units; Test and analyze 3-Phase Power Invertor system; Test and analyze hybrid charging system (dc-dc convertor); Also Includes inspection of all high voltage cabling for breakage, cuts, etc. Road test included.

*excludes Ford Motor products—can’t perform motor state of health or power invertor test.

Test and Condition High Voltage Battery


Includes Power and Energy testing of hybrid high voltage battery system. Battery pack operation and performance significantly effects vehicle fuel economy. The NiMH battery pack is Power tested to assess the ability of the battery to transfer power to the electric drive motor. Battery is cycled (discharging and charging process) to increase the capacity of the battery pack. Cycling will increase the battery pack capacity to approximately 92% – 95% of a new battery pack. Includes inspecting all high voltage cabling for breaks, cuts, etc. Includes 2 cycles of the battery pack.
Inspecting and Repairing High Voltage Cables

Inspect the outside sheath of the high voltage cables only). If cables are cut, gashed, tears they are repaired properly using Vulko-Wrap tape.

Replace Cables from Battery Packs to Power Invertor


Only if a cut in the cable compromises the shield or copper core.

Comprehensive State of Health and Battery and Conditioning


Includes all the above–Starting at $$$$$ — Includes 2 cycles.

Ford Battery Testing and Conditioning


Battery pack operation and performance significantly effects vehicle fuel economy. The NiMH battery pack is Power tested to assess the ability of the battery to transfer power to the electric drive motor. Battery is cycled (discharging and charging process) to increase the capacity of the battery pack. Cycling will increase the battery pack capacity to approximately 92% – 95% of a new battery pack Includes 2 cycles of the battery pack.
Front Brake System Maintenance

Includes R&R front brakes, inspect system, lubricate slides—all cars, includes Fords—Every 2 years/24,000 miles.

Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Flush


… for Power Electronics (Power Invertor, dc-dc Convertor) Toyota, Lexus, Ford, GM— Every 60,000 miles minimum— Depending on coolant needed.

*most take traditional coolant – some models may require 50/50 mix of antifreeze and deionized water.

Honda Power Electronics & Battery Cooling System Inspection— Inspect air cooling system electric fan motor for proper operation and check obstructions at rear package shelf and in ducting.
Ford Escape Hybrid Battery Filter Element Replacement

Ford Escape Hybrid Air Conditioning System Diagnostic Inspection


Includes Checking Combination Hybrid Battery and Passenger A/C system (shared system) to make ensure A/C system is working properly to mitigate excessive Hybrid battery temperatures. Includes complete A/C systems inspection to test for proper operation and check for leaks. Includes evacuating and recharging of A/C system.

Transmission Fluid Flushing (Honda, GM, Lexus)


Traditional Transmission flush—very important to be done every 30,000—transmission oil system is designed to cool electric motors and generators..