Not only are hybrid and electric cars better for the environment, in the long run, they’re better for your wallet too, which is probably why we’re seeing a growth in popularity and sales.
As we see an increase in the distances that you can drive without charging the battery, and as electric and hybrid cars begin to emerge on the used car market making them more affordable, this popularity will continue to grow. It’s now more important than ever that there are reliable, qualified garages where drivers of electric and hybrid cars can go for repairs and for regular servicing and maintenance. In Aylesford, near Maidstone, Britannia MOT & Repair Centre is just that garage.
At Britannia MOT & Repair Centre, we now offer repairs and servicing for electric and plug-in Hybrid vehicles, with our technicians having completed a level 3 IMI approved Hybrid vehicle training course. Our team is qualified and our workshop is equipped with all the tools and technology required to repair and service all makes and models of electric and hybrid vehicles. You can be safe in the knowledge that at Britannia MOT & Repair Centre, your electric or hybrid car is in good hands.
Electric and hybrid cars are much cheaper to run than standard cars although charging costs vary depending on where you charge them. If you’re going to be charging your car battery at home, it pays to make sure that you’re on the cheapest tariff that your energy provider offers.
Depending on the model of electric or hybrid car that you opt for, you’ll probably get between 100 and 300 miles of driving before you have to charge the battery. The battery charging infrastructure in the UK has improved immensely over the last few years so you’ll never be too far away from a charging point.
You can charge your electric car at home, and more and more workplaces are providing charging points for employees, and of course, you can use a public charging point which you can find in car parks and most supermarket car parks too. Have a look at our map of charging points across the UK which also includes information on charging speeds.
Manufacturers of electric and hybrid vehicles mostly have a 5 to 8-year warranty on batteries, however, research is being done all the time and it suggests that they might in reality, last a lot longer.
Although there are fewer component parts that can wear or go wrong, it’s still highly recommended to have your EV or hybrid vehicle regularly serviced at a garage with qualified technicians such as at Britannia MOT & Repair Centre.
Just the same as a standard vehicle, your electric or hybrid vehicle will need to pass an annual MOT test after it is three years old. The only difference is that there is no emissions test required.
There are over 42,000 charging points in UK with more being added every week, meaning owning an electric car is now more convenient and cheaper than ever before.
If you have an electric vehicle that needs charging in the Aylesford area you can use the PlugShare map below to find your nearest charging station and determine whether it offers suitable charging ports for your vehicle, find out the cost of charging at that location and read a description of the charge point for other relevant information.
We suggest that if you own a plug-in EV or Hybrid vehicle, you bookmark this page so that you can easily access a map of electric vehicle charging points in the Aylesford area whenever you need it.
At Britannia MOT & Repair Centre, we run a good, honest garage that customers are confident to bring their cars back to year after year. Our team are well trained, experienced and hardworking and will always greet you with a smile. And for our customers’ extra peace of mind, we are now proud members of the Trust My Garage network of quality, local garages. who audit us annually to make sure that we keep up the high standards that we have committed to and that our customers should expect.
To find out more about Electric & Hybrid Repairs & Servicing in Aylesford, contact us online or call us directly on 01622 718888