Regular maintenance is key to keeping your Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in prime condition, and it preserves resale value and prevents future breakdowns. However, different types of vehicles require different service. For example, there are very different powertrain components on a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle that can affect the types of maintenance that are required.
Outlander PHEV models have electric motors, batteries, and regenerative brakes—all of which are components you won’t find on an ordinary SUV. In many cases, there is less wear and tear on powertrain and brake components, which means they often last longer. However, get your electric components inspected by a trained and certified technician at least once a year. Once your car gets older, it is also a smart idea to test your Outlander PHEV’s battery to make sure it’s still charging like normal.
Like other cars, however, PHEV models require oil and filter changes and fluid top-offs. Watch your tire pressure — especially when the weather changes — and keep an eye-out for cracking or bulging on the tire tread. Wash and wax the exterior every three months to preserve the clear coat, and also flush the coolant system every couple years.
Is maintenance more expensive?
While service costs can vary from vehicle to vehicle, routine maintenance on PHEV models is often lower than regular cars. Gasoline engines shut down on hybrid models when idling or at low driving speeds, leading to less wear and tear. More oil changes are recommended — every 5,000 miles — and the regenerative brake system stays cooler than most ordinary systems. While there are some minor differences between the PHEV and other SUVs, you will likely save more money in the long run when it comes to maintenance costs.
If your 2019 Outlander PHEV is due for service, bring it in to Dependable Mitsubishi in Vero Beach, FL. Schedule your service appointment here.
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1440 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (866) 200-5046