What happens when my hybrid battery dies?

by | Nov 1, 2019 | Cost & Value


What happens when my hybrid battery dies?


How do I know my hybrid battery is failing?

Your car will let you know! First you’ll see the red warning triangle or the check hybrid lights on your dash. Now, without a good hybrid battery to share the load, the gas engine will run more often and your fuel economy will decrease. Your hybrid vehicle’s overall performance and efficiency (the reason you bought the car in the first place) will steadily decline until the battery fails completely.


Ok… Now what?

Your first option is, of course, to simply purchase a new battery from the dealer. In our experience, this can cost anywhere from $3000 to $5000 depending on your vehicle’s make and model. If you’re looking to get another 10+ years out of your vehicle and don’t mind reinvesting that amount of money in your car, then this is the option for you.

Second is to go the DIY route, replace individual modules or cells and hope for the best. This will most likely result in an unbalanced battery pack and the biggest chance for more issues in the near future. Since an unbalanced battery pack will deteriorate faster than a properly matched one. Or purchase a used battery online, which typically comes from a vehicle being scrapped or one that was in an accident. The DIY option will be the most affordable route, but also the riskiest, since there are few guarantees that the modules or the battery will work until it’s installed and paid for.

The third and most sensible option is to buy a fully reconditioned hybrid battery from Green Bean Battery. During our proprietary reconditioning process, we completely disassemble all the old batteries, exercise all the modules inside to restore their capacity, fully test and balance the modules, and finally rebuild the battery, so it’s ready for use. Our premium reconditioned hybrid batteries are also a great alternative to the dealership because they’re nearly half the cost. And then, we come to you, replace your battery with a reconditioned one, and cover it all with our Green Bean Warranty! So if you’re looking to save some money and get some peace of mind along the way, then look no further.


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