We're just off Snowden River Pkwy at 9577 Berger Rd, Columbia, MD 21046.  Call us at 1-410-381-2700

Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance Services

As one of the first auto shops in Columbia, MD to make a full commitment to hybrid technology, we have the resources and experience you need to properly care for your car. Plus, you'll be glad to know we are committed to environmental sustainability and have won awards from the Maryland Department of Energy.

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2011_toyota_prius_hybridAll of our electric and hybrid vehicle services are performed in accordance with the manufacturer specifications and maintain your vehicle's warranty. The list of services below covers what's included in our standard 5K, 15K and 30K mileage service for hybrid cars and includes what most manufacturers recommend.  

Many of the services are similar to those performed on a standard vehicle, but there are some services that car owners may not be used to. 

In addition to the hybrid vehicle scheduled maintenance services listed below (5K, 15K, or 30K mile hybrid service), we also perform repairs. All repairs come with a three-year, 36,000 mile guarantee. Call us at 410-381-2700 if you have questions.

Need a battery changed? Hybrid batteries require changing after about seven years or 80,000 miles or so, depending on your driving habits.  If you notice that you are getting less gas mileage than before or are not getting as much power, you may need battery service.  We offer three hybrid battery services for NiMH batteries:

  1. Conditioning [Reconditioning]
  2. Replacement with a Rebuilt Battery
  3. Replacement with a New Battery
Check out this blog for additional detail on our hybrid battery services and how we can save you money.


5,000 Mile Hybrid Service

  • Road test & report on any noises or handling problems
  • Check condition of oil & change oil and filter if needed
  • Top up fluids and report on their condition
  • Check underside of car for road damage. Check condition of aerodynamic shields & report. Check cable guides, clips & protectors
  • Check & adjust tire pressure. Inspect condition of tires
  • Check exhaust
  • Check steering
  • Check suspension
  • Check CV boots
  • Check front brake pads, check rear brake pads if applicable, record thickness. Check brake components (Lines, hoses, calipers and rest of hydraulics)
  • Check lights, wipers and washers
  • Check belts and hoses
  • Check air and cabin filters
  • Check 12-volt battery and leads
  • Final road test


15,000 Mile Hybrid Service

All items in the 5,000 mile service plus...
  • Check thickness of rear brake shoes and record thickness.
  • Check radiator, condenser and intercooler.  Recommend service if needed.
  • Check fuel lines, connectors, fuel tank band, fuel tank vapor system and cap gasket.
  • Scan computer. Check for predictive codes related to hybrid battery and existing codes related to emission system.


30,000 Mile Hybrid Service

All items in the 5,000 & 15,000 mile service plus...
  • Check transmission fluid condition and recommend service if needed.
  • Check condition of rear differential on 4WD vehicles.
  • Remove spark plugs and check condition. Apply anti-seize to threads if plugs are still serviceable.
  • Check for special services that might be needed related to the make and type of hybrid.
  • Check for service updates and recalls.







hybrid photo courtesy of MikeSheridan89 photostream