Looking for Hybrid Battery Replacement Options?
My TCH is an 07 bought in early 06 with 220,000 miles. So far no codes are being thrown. However, I've noticed the charge bars are dropping at a much faster rate. The drop from 6 to 5 bars takes about 5 or 6 minutes, but drops from 5 to 2 bars just a few minutes sitting at a light, even with the A/C off.
Gas mileage is still excellent, often 42mpg over the tank commuting to work. Acceleration is still like new. But I'm not sure how much longer the battery pack has before I start encountering problems.
I'm looking at my options. Of course the dealer can put in a new pack. I'm in San Diego County, so there are a number to choose from, but I'm not aware of any discounting the roughly $5,000 cost for the battery and installation.
I've also seen Tec Auto with "new generation cells", what ever that means, for $2295. I'm debating using them, but wonder what folks here suggest, and if anyone has used Green Tec's batteries.
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