At Auto Inspection Service, we strive to be the best at what we do. Keeping up with the latest technology is part of achieving this goal. Our Technicians have training courses to increase their knowledge of Hybrid automobiles. We are ready to service this technology and keep your vehicle running great.

The hybrid car can run on electricity, gasoline, or both. Electric motors assist the hybrid gasoline engine.This unique design incorporates electric motors placed in the vehicle’s transmission. As the car comes to a stop, the gasoline engine is turned off by the hybrid controller or computer, which may be another term used to describe the controller. By turning the gasoline engine off when stopped, the fuel consumption is reduced. As the vehicle accelerates from a stop, the controller starts the gasoline engine, and the electric motors assist by adding torque and horsepower to the gasoline engine. The additional horsepower from the electric motors reduces fuel consumption for the gasoline engine.

The electric motors receive their voltage from a battery pack. The battery pack comprises several cells wired together and uses transformers and capacitors to convert low D.C. voltage into high A.C. or electricity to run the electric motors. The high-voltage leads all run on orange-colored wire. The orange color-coded wire ensures the Technician knows to use special safety equipment when handling these wires. The electric motors charge the battery pack. When the vehicle decelerates or stops, the motors no longer produce torque; they produce charging current to keep the battery pack fully charged.

The hybrid controller also controls the vehicle’s braking. The electric motor slows the car down when the brakes are applied. Because the motors are only connected to the drive wheels, usually located in the front of the vehicle, they are the only ones being slowed down by motors. The rear brakes do not have a motor unless the car is four-wheel drive, so the hydraulic brakes are always used to stop the rear wheels, and the controller controls them. When force is applied to the brake pedal, the controller calculates the force and the controller determines the rate of stopping distance. If the force is extreme, the controller will override the use of the motors to bring the vehicle to a stop by applying the hydraulic brake brakes to all wheels. The A.B.S. is part of the brake system and plays a part in preventing skids. The controller controls the A.B.S. module or computer.