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Electric Vehicles vs. Hybrid Cars
If you’re considering a car that requires less gas power, look into the benefits and drawbacks of both EVs and hybrids.
Understanding Regenerative Braking in Hybrids and EVs
Regenerative brakes are part of what qualifies cars with an electric motor as energy-saving by retaining and using the energy released by braking
The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
Understanding Electric Vehicles
For For people who grew up in a world where electric vehicles (EVs) existed only in cartoons and science fiction movies, seeing one pull up alongside you at a red light is still an unusual sight. Still, every day there...
Understanding Electric Vehicles
For For people who grew up in a world where electric vehicles (EVs) existed only in cartoons and science fiction movies, seeing one pull up alongside you at a red light is still an unusual sight. Still, every day there...
Understanding Electric Vehicles
For For people who grew up in a world where electric vehicles (EVs) existed only in cartoons and science fiction movies, seeing one pull up alongside you at a red light is still an unusual sight. Still, every day there...
Understanding Electric Vehicles
For For people who grew up in a world where electric vehicles (EVs) existed only in cartoons and science fiction movies, seeing one pull up alongside you at a red light is still an unusual sight. Still, every day there...
What Does the Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light Mean?
The hybrid drive system malfunction light turns on when an issue is detected with the system. It could be due to problem with the battery or a fuse.
How to Buy a Hybrid
A benefit of hybrid cars is increased fuel efficiency. A series hybrid, parallel hybrid, and mild hybrid all use electric power to improve your MPG.
How to Choose a Hybrid Car With 5 Doors
Hybrid cars are fuel-efficient as they use both gas and electricity. Hybrid hatchbacks and SUVs that have 5 doors offer more cargo and passenger room.
Should You Buy a Hybrid, Diesel, or Electric Car?
There are many hybrid cars, clean diesels, and electric cars to choose from today. They work differently but all help the environment and improve MPG.
Industry News for Automotive Techs: November 5 - November 11
Tesla buys Grohmann Engineering, Ferrari's future hybrids, next-gen Dodge Charger and Challenger, Nissan e-Power system, and YourMechanic recognition.
How to Select a Hybrid Car
Hybrid cars are fuel-efficient and use both gas and electricity to generate power. Choose from parallel, series, full, mild, and plug-in hybrids.
Top Automotive News & Stories: October 1-7
BMW i5 images leak, an ultra-lux Jeep, hydrogen-fueled Colorado ZH2, Fisker's electric future, record plug-in sales, NHTSA Road to Zero, and more.
Top Automotive News & Stories: September 24-September 30
Angry Civic Type R, 350 special edition Ferraris, Infiniti variable compression tech, Mercedes' electric future, and more.
Why More Fuel Efficient Cars are Not Enough to Offset Growing Fuel Use
Fuel efficient electric and hybrid cars have not reduced fuel consumption because of increasing populations, longer commutes, and lower gas prices.
The Most Popular Cars in American Cities
The The American car market is defined by diversity underneath sameness. In almost every part of this country, the most common cars are sedans from Honda, Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet. But this belies how different Americans truly are in...
How to Choose an Environmentally Friendly Vehicle
Auto manufacturers are currently under pressure to create new vehicles that are more environmentally friendly and to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicles they currently offer. For consumers, the trend to “go green” is more than just an environmentally...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
Buick Buick has entered the hybrid market in a big way with the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist model. It has all of the same great looks and features that you would expect from a luxury sedan from Buick. However, the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
You’re You’re likely already familiar with the much-celebrated Toyota Highlander, but did you know that Toyota has actually offered a hybrid version of everyone’s favorite crossover SUV since 2006? The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is one of the most exciting...

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i would like to know if a hybrid car can get steam clean interior?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You should have no issues steam cleaning your seats. Your owner's manual will have the best information on how to handle cleaning your interior based on the trim you have and what the interior...
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Why would there be 4 warning signs appearing in my 2010 hybrid
Hello. I would need to know the model of the vehicle to be able to give a better diagnosis as to what is going on. If you have warning lights that came on all of a sudden then the computer...
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My battery is not fully charged and gradually decreasing with decrease in temperature in my 2012 Prius
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a programming issue. I have seen these cars need to be re-programmed for issues with the batteries not fully charging in cold weather. If the vehicles computer have not been updated...
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Heat not working
Plugging it in won't resolve the issue. Your vehicle has a conventional heater core through which hot engine coolant, from the internal combustion (IC) engine, circulates. If the no heat condition is occurring while the vehicle's IC engine is running,...
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Emissions light comes on and goes off.
Hi. Emissions codes and emission problems are sometimes very difficult to diagnosis and pin point what exactly is causing the problem. Because of this it sometimes requires extra labor time to fix the emission problem properly. The good thing about...
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Vcs was on and I thought if I disconnect the battery it will reset and the massage will clear but it didn't I got check hybrid sys
Hello. The VCS light comes on when the computer detects there is an issue with the vehicle's stabilty contorl system. This caa be set off for many reason. The most common reasons are for an issue with one of the...
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Car shut off and remained unresponsive since then - 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Hello. The PCM is a potential cause of the problem that you are experiencing. The PCM is the main computer for the car and could be malfunctioning. There could also be a problem with the electric motor of the hybrid...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Hello. It sounds like the car has low battery voltage. Either the battery has gone bad or the alternator is not charging properly and is draining the battery. I would suggest that you have the electrical system inspected. If you...
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Car wont start jumped it ima brake abs lights all on car dead next morning
When the IMA light is on in the hybrid Honda Civic models, this usually means that the battery pack (not to be confused with the starting battery) is no longer charging properly. This is typically is a part that has...
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Hybrid vehicle has coolant leakage from the transaxle
Hello. If the system is leaking coolant then the leak needs to be found immediately. If it is leaking from around the transmission area then it is usually either the external pump or the inverter. These inverters are a common...
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Car involuntarily accelerates 2-car lengths 1 out of 100 times
Hello. This can be a dangerous issue and does happen on this vehicle. Typically I have repaired this with updating the computers in the vehicle. Some of the time when the degeneration is not working correctly it is because the...
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Auxiliary battery draining the hybrid battery
Auxiliary batteries can take awhile before symptoms may be noticed on a Prius. This is due to the hybrid system powering many of the components. In this vehicle the auxiliary battery is mainly used for starting. It could cause problems...
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Recommendation about a reliable, low-maintenace car brand
Get a Toyota Corolla or Camry. Just don't buy a hybrid car. I'm against hybrid cars of any particular make because they are so high-tech, and when they break, they can cost a fortune. You can buy a brand new...
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Brakes make a swoosh sound
Things change as technology advances. Most hybrids have a regenerative braking system to charge up the hybrid battery. If Toyota has changed the design of the regenerative braking system since the year of Prius that you own, it is very...
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Advice on deciding to buy a car, among BMW, Mazda, Toyota and Toyota hybrid
I'm not a hybrid fan, because they are so complex, and when they break, many cost a fortune to fix. That is the only car Toyota makes that I advise people not to buy. I wouldn't go for it unless...
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The endurance of a hybrid when the batteries wear out
It depends on the design, but a lot of them are running a Toyota's design. The Fords have Toyota's parts in them, and a lot of GMs run Toyota's design. Generally, those batteries last anywhere from 7 to 10 years,...
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CTV pros and cons
For you who don't know, those are the cars that don't have transmission gears. They never shift. They just continuously have a range to drive a car. The reason they are doing that is because they get a better gas...
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Does a hybrid engines radiator effect the oil engines cooling system...or could it cause oil engine to sludge up?
If your radiator was leaking, there are good chances that your engine overheated. Not knowing the vehicle history on the frequency of oil changes can make it difficult to diagnose over the internet. Oil changes should be performed every 3,000...

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