Hybrid & Electric Car Repairs & Service
Hybrid & Electric Car Repairs & Service in Bletchley, Milton Keynes - Signature MK
Signature MK in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, are certified hybrid and electric vehicle repairers. We hold the latest in IMI-approval and certification, which enables our technicians to safely repair and work on the high voltage systems found on modern hybrid and electric vehicles. With 15 years’ experience in hybrid vehicles, we provide all the services a hybrid vehicle owner needs.
Our technicians and diagnostic tools help to find and sort out any issues so that your car runs smoothly and efficiently for its whole lifespan. Many other independent garages aren’t trained or qualified to work on these specialist vehicles so we offer an affordable alternative to more expensive main dealers and national chains.
We have the latest diagnostic tools and equipment to ensure that your electric or hybrid vehicle is safe; both for you and for other road users. These vehicles are way forward, and not just environmentally. They are around 70% cheaper to maintain than petrol or diesel cars and have fewer components requiring servicing or maintenance. But when there are problems, or servicing and maintenance is required, you need qualified and trained experts and Signature MK are here to help.
These have an electric motor which powers the car alongside the engine, allowing a smaller engine to be used because the motor can help out when a lot of power is needed. The motor also acts as a generator when the car is slowed down and recovers energy to partially recharge the battery.
This is one step further along towards a pure electric vehicle. Most of these include all the technologies of a full hybrid, but have larger batteries. These can be plugged into the grid and their increased supply of on-board electricity allows them to run in all-electric mode for up to 14 miles depending on the make and model.
A small engine runs a generator to charge the battery and a separate motor uses power from the generator and, when necessary, the battery to power the car. Because the engine cannot directly power the car, this arrangement suffers from greater electrical losses and needs a bigger electric motor.
Series hybrids may also make use of stop-start and regenerative braking but they tend not to return as high an amount of EPA-rated mpg.
Discuss your electric or hybrid vehicle’s requirements with us today on 01908 803900.
Signature MK are members of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and an Approved Garage & Accredited Repairer. Both of these affiliations give our customers peace of mind and proof of our commitment to the highest standards in everything we do.