Hybrid Repair Salt Lake City UT | Certified Automotive

Some automobile owners in Salt Lake City have been shocked at the high cost of gasoline. Others are concerned with the increased greenhouse effect.

The auto industry has the technology to address these concerns. It’s the hybrid car.

Hybrid Repair Salt Lake City UT

The first hybrid to hit the market was the original two-seat Honda Insight. Immediately, critics branded all hybrids as small and impractical. But that was back in 1999. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find a long list of roomy sedans—including hybrids, diesels, and E85 flex-fuel cars—that comfortably seat five, offer plenty of storage, and all the amenities of gas-guzzling rivals. And let’s not forget great gas mileage and reduced emissions, which is the point of a hybrid after all.

The gasoline-electric hybrid is exactly what it sounds like a cross between a gasoline powered car and an electric car. A gas powered car supplies gasoline to the engine which turns the transmission and the transmission turns the wheels. An electric car has a set of batteries that supplies electricity to an electric motor which turns the transmission and the transmission turns the wheels.

Two common types of hybrids are the parallel hybrid and the series hybrid.

The parallel hybrid has a fuel tank that supplies gasoline to the engine and a set of batteries that supplies power to the electric motor. Both the electric motor and the engine can turn the transmission at the same time and the transmission turns the wheels.

By contrast the series hybrid has a fuel tank that supplies gasoline to the engine and the engine turns a generator. The generator can either charge the batteries or power the electric motor that drives the transmission which turns the wheels. The gasoline engine never directly drives the transmission.

Salt Lake City could use more hybrids to assist lowering the release of pollutants.

At Certified Automotive we are able to maintain and repair your hybrid.