Hybrid sales are heading steadily upwards all over the world, as buyers realise that they can save fuel, add refinement and protect themselves against future legislation which will restrict the use of petrol and diesel cars in city centres. Toyota has long been at the forefront of hybrid tech, and its Prius is still the best selling hybrid car ever. In fact, Toyota’s global hybrid sales just ticked up over the eight-million mark.
So, to help keep all of those hybrids and their batteries and electric motors in tip-top condition, well into the future, Toyota has introduced a new hybrid service plan and an extended warranty programme for the hybrid components of any Prius, Auris Hybrid or Yaris Hybrid.
The Toyota Hybrid Service programme is designed to maintain hybrid vehicles to the highest standards and help them retain residual values, ensuring that customers enjoy the full benefits of owning a hybrid. The programme has two main components, Hybrid Health Check and Hybrid Battery Extended Care.
Hybrid Health Check is a five-step annual service undertaken by specialist Toyota hybrid technicians using unique tools and computer diagnostics to test the complete hybrid system. At the end of the process, the customer is presented with a detailed report by Toyota’s Hybrid Service Advisor. It’s the ideal way to make sure your Hybrid system is operating as it should, alerting you to any issues and helping to maintain optimum performance.
Toyota Hybrid Drive components are covered by a five-year or 100,000km manufacturer’s warranty (from date of registration) as standard. Following a successful Hybrid Health Check, customers will benefit from a further one year’s (or 15,000km) Hybrid Battery Extended Care cover.
Should an issue arise with the hybrid drive components, the cost of a repair is covered where the car has Hybrid Battery Extended Care cover. This cover can be renewed annually for up to 10 years from the first date of vehicle registration by completing another Hybrid Health Check, giving customers the assurance that the hybrid components on their vehicle are operating to manufacturer’s specification.
A Toyota Hybrid Health Check is now included with any Hybrid Service which is priced at €160. If a Toyota Hybrid is not due a service, a Hybrid Health Check can be completed by a Toyota Dealer/Authorised Repairer for €50 (all prices include VAT).
Paul Murray, After Sales Director of Toyota Ireland said: “The quality of after sales service is a major contributing factor to customer retention and brand loyalty and that’s why at Toyota our pioneering hybrid cars are matched by equally advanced servicing. The Toyota Hybrid Service programme provides the peace of mind that your car is being maintaining to the highest standards and that its long term value is being preserved.”