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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Hybrid Batteries and Hot Weather

Ironically, most people identify cold weather with vehicle battery failures. In all reality, most batteries are damaged in the hot weather, but since batteries are more efficient when warm than when cold and vehicles are easier to start in warm weather than cold weather, the damage doesn't show up until the following Winter. Hybrid Batteries are no exception, but a lot more  sensitive to the heat. A conventional lead-acid battery, used since the 1900's  is located under the hood, next to a gasoline engine where the exhaust manifolds approach 1400 degrees F on the highway in the summer. Nickel Metal Hydride Hybrid batteries, on the other hand, are located in the passenger compartment and start to deteriorate at 110 degrees F. Some , like Ford products, have their own little heater/A-C system to maintain the temperature.  On the other extreme are early model Hondas that had no cooling or ventilation system and suffered higher fai ... read more

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Hybrid Batteries and Hot Weather

Ironically, most people identify cold weather with vehicle battery failures. In all reality, most batteries are damaged in the hot weather, but since batteries are more efficient when warm that when cold and vehicles are easier to start in warm weather than cold weather, the damage doesn't show up until the following Winter. Hybrid Batteries are no exception, but a lot more  sensitive to the heat. A conventional lead-acid battery, used since the 1900's  is located under the hood, next to a gasoline engine where the exhaust manifolds approach 1400 degrees F on the highway in the summer. Nickel Metal Hydride Hybrid batteries, on the other hand, are located in the passenger compartment and start to deteriorate at 110 degrees F. Some , like Ford products, have their own little heater/A-C system to maintain the temperature.  On the other extreme are early model Hondas that had no cooling or ventilation system and suffered higher failure ... read more

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Hybrids

Chrysler recalls Pacifica Hybrids for loss of propulsion

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/chrysler-recalls-all-the-pacifica-hybrids-for-battery-problems/ As reported in Ratchet & Wrench 2 days ago, Chrysler is having a propulsion issue on about 1700 Pacific Hybrids

CARS of America to donate to local Victims of Domestic Violence Shelter

CARS of America to donate to local Victims of Domestic Violence Shelter

In honor of Father's Day, during the week of  June 19 through June 23, 2017, CARS of America will donate $25 to $50 to Mary Lou's Place,  an Evanston shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, for the first fifty vehicles scheduled and serviced at either location   Contact Dana 224-307-5000 at our Evanston location or Danae at 847-724-6724 at our Glenview location for details.  Did you know that one in four women are either a  victim of Domestic Violence  or have a friend that  is a victim of domestic violence. Because of the possibility that 25% of our clients could be one of those women, CARS of America has been supporting local shelters for over ten years  

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