Lexus Hybrid Myths DebunkedOct 29th, 2019
There are plenty of myths floating around about Lexus Hybrid vehicles. New and innovative technology can be confusing at first glance. That’s why we’re here to debunk some common misconceptions about the Lexus lineup of self-charging hybrids.
Myth: Hybrid electric vehicles are not as safe as gas vehicles
Fact: Lexus Hybrid Vehicles are expertly designed and engineered to the same strict standards as Lexus gas models. Extra protection is implemented to protect the battery pack and any high voltage components in Lexus Hybrids in order to avoid casual contact.
Myth: Hybrids are always more expensive than gas vehicles.
Fact: Hybrid vehicles can come with a higher price-tag upfront but will cost the same as gas vehicles when it comes to aftercare. Oil changes, windshield wipers, and air filters will not dip into your pocket anymore than with a conventional car would. Plus, you could save quite a bit of cash thanks to your hybrid’s increase fuel efficiency. In some cases, the money you save on fuel will surpass the price difference between hybrid and gas models. Buying a used Lexus hybrid is also an option for saving even more money over time.
Myth: Hybrid parts break down quickly and aren’t reliable
Fact: Lexus vehicles – both conventional and hybrid – are built to last. To make sure you get the most out of your Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric Vehicle, they are covered by the same warranty as Lexus gas vehicles. On top of that, Lexus Hybrids also include an 8 year/160,000 km Hybrid Component
Lexus has sold over 1,000,000 Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics worldwide. You can expect the same exceptional reliability and durability as their gas counterparts.
Myth: Hybrids vehicles must be serviced more often.
Fact: Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids have a recommended service schedule of every 8,000 km. That just so happens to be the same as a Lexus gas model. Enjoy the same award-winning Lexus Precision Service without extra trips to the service shop.
Myth: I can’t leave a hybrid vehicle unused for an extended period.
Fact: Just like a gas vehicle, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids need to be driven on a regular basis, otherwise the battery will go flat. However, if a self-charging hybrid battery goes flat, the gas engine will still be able to start your car (expect a decrease in fuel efficiency, though). Additionally, the self-charging battery will be recharged as soon as you start driving, so never worry about having to plug-in or wait for a charge.
Myth: I can’t drive a hybrid in extreme weather conditions.
Fact: First and foremost, we recommend limiting any driving in extreme weather conditions, regardless of the type of vehicle. However, you can still operate a Lexus Hybrid in heavy snow, rain, and other weather patterns.
Interested in a Lexus hybrid? Check out our hybrid inventory today.