Not just anyone can service Hybrid vehicles. With our up-to-date equipment and knowledgeable technicians, we can service your hybrid.
We service air conditioners in hybrid cars and trucks. Much of the equipment and features are similar to those in non-hybrid vehicles. Generally, the cooling fans for the condenser are in front of the engine, the controls, cabin air filters, blower motor, refrigerant filter, expansion valve, evaporator, and condenser are not specifically different for hybrids.
The difference in hybrid vehicle air conditioning service comes down to the electrically driven compressors and the purity of the refrigerant. Most hybrids have electrically driven compressors operated with high voltage. In order to maintain the integrity of the high voltage system the lubricating oil and the refrigerant and any additives, such as leak detection dye must be non-conductive. They need to meet a different industry standard than the same products used in non-hybrid vehicles. Also, working on and around high voltage components requires additional procedures and equipment for the safety of the technicians and to prevent damage to the vehicle.
Please do call ahead for an appointment when bringing a hybrid vehicle to us for service or repairs.