Do you have to go to the dealer to replace the battery of a hybrid?

Hybrid cars and SUVs have been around long enough that it is becoming apparent that their hybrid batteries will last 100,000 miles or more. But if you have an older hybrid with a battery that is finally showing signs of wear, the price of a replacement at a dealer might startle you. Fortunately, more and more private technicians are offering hybrid battery replacement services at a lower cost.

Can you replace the battery of a hybrid yourself?

The high voltage batteries in hybrid cars and SUVs – such as the batteries in all-electric vehicles – are specialized high voltage units. They cannot be accessed by simply opening the hood, and replacement is best left to trained professionals. But if you want to save some money, you do have shelling alternatives to a dealer battery change.