Are Hybrid Cars High Maintenance?

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid sitting in a parking lot

Are hybrid cars high maintenance? What is the hybrid car maintenance cost? These are questions that have been plaguing prospective customers looking to make the switch from gasoline-powered vehicles. 

Hybrid vehicles require similar amounts of maintenance as standard vehicles, as hybrid cars use a combination of electric motors and an internal combustion engine. Generally, some components require less servicing, while others need more maintenance. Learn more about the hybrid car maintenance costs today with the service experts at Honda of Mentor

Typical Hybrid Car Maintenance Costs

To answer the question “Are hybrid cars high maintenance?” the first thing to look at would be the hybrid car maintenance cost. When compared with gas-powered engine maintenance costs, you’ll find that hybrid maintenance costs are pretty similar. Hybrid cars require oil changes every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, identical to vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine. 

When maintaining your hybrid vehicle, you’ll discover that the car is genuinely reliable on Painesville and Willoughby roads. However, these battery replacements can last up to 200,000 miles or more. Some other hybrid vehicle maintenance costs include: 

Oil Changes

With oil change intervals remaining similar to standard vehicles, oil changes will cost the same on a hybrid car.


Hybrid vehicles include two batteries: a standard vehicle battery and a hybrid battery. A standard vehicle battery replacement will cost the same as a standard battery replacement. However, the Honda hybrid battery cost is more expensive. Electric motors are also very simple and have few moving parts that need to be replaced over time.

The Honda Service Pass can offset these higher costs, offering complimentary two-year maintenance/24,000 miles for new vehicles!

Other Wear & Tear Maintenance

Honda of Mentor can replace your tires, lightbulbs, and other service items at recommended intervals. As you travel on the Eastlake streets, it’s natural for certain items to wear down. Our team is always here to offer a quick and affordable replacement.

Get Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance Today at Honda of Mentor!

We recommend scheduling an appointment with our service center if you want to service your hybrid vehicle with as little fuss as possible. We offer professional technicians who’ll have your hybrid vehicle running smoothly on the Mentor roads for many years to come. Give us a call to improve your hybrid vehicle’s reliability.


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