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Shop Tip of the Week: Hybrid Vehicle Repair with TechAdvisor

—September 02, 2015
Shop Tip of the Week: Hybrid Vehicle Repair with TechAdvisor

In case you haven’t noticed, more and more hybrid vehicles are on the roadways every day. Per, the number of hybrid vehicles offered has almost doubled from 24 in 2009 to 27 in 2014.

As such, these hybrids are making their way into collision repair shops, and you need to be prepared to handle them. These vehicles pose new problems for collision repair shops, because the new technologies found within the vehicles make repairs more complex. When repairing hybrid vehicles, several protective measures and rules of conduct must be followed at all times to ensure the safety of the technicians.

By taking the time now to properly research the techniques and requirements needed for repairing hybrid vehicles, you can ensure your shop is well equipped for this type of vehicle, and your employees are knowledgeable.

Hybrid Vehicle Repair – Quick Reference Guide

The hybrid vehicle quick reference guide is a single TechAdvisor article that consolidates important information from OEMs and tips on safely handling and repairing hybrid systems. Available information through the Hybrid Quick Reference Guide:

  • Simple overviews of component locations
  • Detailed system descriptions and parameters
  • Disabling and activating procedures
  • Critical safety reminders

Increase your profit today by handling hybrid vehicle repair tasks yourself instead of taking them to the dealer.

To find the Quick Reference Guide in TechAdvisor:

  1. Select vehicle on main page
  2. Hybrid vehicle step 1

  3. Click Repair Standards
  4. Hybrid vehicle step 2

  5. Click Electric/Hybrid Safety
  6. Hybrid vehicle step 3

  7. View/Print article
  8. Download this PDF of the TechAdvisor Hybrid Quick Reference/Safety article for a 2015 Toyota Prius to see what’s inside of TechAdvisor.


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