A Trusted Bosch Car Service for your Hybrid & Electric Car Repairs
Electric Car Service in Colchester, Essex
Looking for quality hybrid vehicle repairs or an electric car service in Colchester, Essex? Our technicians are continuously trained by Bosch on the latest technology –including safety, engineering and components. All Trans Autos carries out all hybrid and electric vehicle repairs and servicing, and we do so with pride in the finished result. We put efficiency at the heart of what we do to get our customers safely back on the road as soon as possible.
At All Trans Autos, we have, and continue to invest heavily in keeping our facilities ahead of the curve with the latest developments in electric and hybrid vehicle. In addition to our cutting-edge set-up, many of our technicians are already qualified with the IMI Hybrid and Electric Vehicle qualification. As a result, our customers benefit from peace of mind, knowing that whatever their vehicle, we can quickly help get you back up and running again!
Due to the nature of electric vehicles, it is advised to only have qualified EV mechanics carry out maintenance or servicing. As the saying goes: “Safety First”! So book your hybrid or electric vehicle service with the experts at All Trans Autos today!
Hybrid Car Service & Repair
A Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) is a motor vehicle which combines a conventional combustion engine and an electric propulsion system. The most common type of Hybrid Electric Vehicles are cars, whilst there are some busses and motorbikes in existence as well.
Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle’s kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use an internal combustion engine to turn an electrical generator, which either recharges the vehicle’s batteries or directly powers its electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor-generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the engine at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system.
Full hybrid, sometimes also called a strong hybrid, is a vehicle that can run only on a combustion engine, only on an electric motor, or a combination of both. A large, high-capacity battery pack is needed for battery-only operation.
Plug in Hybrid
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), also known as a plug-in hybrid, is a hybrid electric vehicle with rechargeable batteries. They can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external power source.
A PHEV shares the characteristics of both a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, having an electric motor and an internal combustion engine; and of an all-electric vehicle, also having a plug to connect to the electrical grid. PHEVs have a much larger all-electric range as compared to conventional gasoline-electric hybrids, and eliminate “range anxiety”. The combustion engine works as a backup when the batteries are depleted.
At All Trans Autos, we specialise in both plug-in hybrid and full electric car servicing at our cutting-edge garage in Colchester. Our expert technicians delight in working on these next-generation vehicles, so book your service today!
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Servicing FAQ’s
How often do hybrid batteries need replacing?
The batteries in modern hybrids are designed to last for at least 100,000 miles. Some might even make it to 150,000 or more
Can you service electric and hybrid vehicles?
Yes, we can! All Trans Autos Ltd have IMI qualified technicians on hybrid and fully electric vehicles.
What is the cost of a service on my hybrid vehicle?
The cost of servicing costs for a hybrid vehicle is about the same as a conventional vehicle. The same checks need to be carried out on the engine and must be serviced the same as a conventional vehicle. The costs to service a fully electrical vehicle would be considerably less. As there are so many models and makes call us for a specific quote.
Do you carry out repairs on hybrid and electric vehicles?
Yes, we do! All Trans Autos Ltd have IMI Hybrid and Electric vehicle qualified technicians able to carry out servicing and repairs on your hybrid and fully electric vehicle.
What if my battery runs out of charge?
If the battery runs out of charge on your hybrid vehicle, it will divert to using the engine. Provided you have fuel in the tank you will carry on without noticing any difference. If your fully electric vehicle runs out of charge it will stop.
How does an electric car work?
Principally, an electric car (aka EVs) functions by plugging it into a charge point, thereby collecting the running electricity from a grid, much like how you would stop at a gas station when you require gas. The electricity is then stored in your vehicle and housed inside the rechargeable batteries, which powers the electric motor that gives life to and allows the wheels to turn. Instead of an internal combustion engine, an electric car instead has an electric motor. Because they can accelerate at a faster rate than cars with a more traditional fuel engine, electric cars tend to feel lighter when driven.
To learn more about the science behind electric cars, or if you are interested in getting instructions on how to properly utilise the benefits of your electric car from an accredited Bosch garage, don’t be afraid to get in touch with All Trans Autos. Our team of venerable professionals are ready and able to assist you in any field with instructions, information, assistance, and assessment.
Where can you charge an electric car?
Much like how you would stop at a gas station when you require gas, you would need to stop and fill up your electric car’s motor with electricity. You will find that you can charge your electric car simply by plugging it into a public charging station or, if you have an electric charger at home, you can use your home charger. You can plug your electric car into a socket or a tethered charging unit depending on what type of cable you have. Charging stations are abundantly available throughout the UK, you only need a quick internet search to locate the nearest one to you. There are three types of charging speeds; slow, fast, and rapid - each of which is dependent on the type of battery your electric car has and the capacity of the battery.
If you need more information regarding charging your electric car, or more specifications as to what type of charge your electric car needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with All Trans Autos. As an accredited Bosch service, any one of our expert advisors will be happy to offer you assistance, information and assessment.
How often should you service an electric car?
As long as you make sure to keep your electric car in good condition, you can help to increase its overall life expectancy and slow down its depreciation.
Service intervals for electric cars tend to be longer than ‘regular’ vehicles due to their lack of a combustion engine, however, this doesn’t mean you should neglect servicing in its entirety. In fact, the rule of thumb for servicing electric cars is that the car should either be serviced annually or every 10,000 - 12,000 miles, depending on which comes first. This may change depending on the manufacturer or other factors, such as local weather conditions.
If you require information about how often your electric car needs to be serviced, don’t hesitate to get in touch with All Trans Autos, an accredited Bosch service provider. Any one of our expert advisors will be happy to offer you assistance, information, and assessment.
How does a hybrid car work?
Principally, a hybrid car is exactly what its name implies - fusing some features of a diesel car and some features of an electric car together. Hybrid cars are powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. This electric motor uses energy stored in batteries. Unlike an electric car, however, a hybrid car cannot be plugged in to charge the battery. The battery is instead charged by the internal combustion engine and regenerative braking. The battery can also power auxiliary loads and reduce engine idling when stopped. The features combined allow for the vehicle to have better fuel economy without negating performance.
To learn more about the science behind hybrid cars, or if you are interested in getting instructions on how to properly utilise the benefits of your hybrid car from an accredited Bosch garage, don’t be afraid to get in touch with All Trans Autos. Our team of venerable professionals are ready and able to assist you in any field with instructions, information, assistance, and assessment.
How much do hybrid car batteries cost?
Because a hybrid car operates on such a complex system, the cost of replacing your hybrid car battery, according to the general sentiment held by most experts, usually will range well over £1,000 at a minimum and stretch up to something to the tune of £5,000. The actual figure is always going to depend on the year and model of your hybrid car, and without including dealership or independent labour costs. Regardless, you can expect your hybrid car battery replacement to be no small feat so it’s best to know exactly what you need.
If you need more information about how much you need to pay for a hybrid car battery or more specifications about what kind of price range you could be looking at for your model, in particular, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of venerable technicians at All Trans Autos. As an accredited Bosch service, we can provide you with the specifications as to how much you’ll have to pay for your hybrid car battery.