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How To Find The Right Mechanic For Your Electric Vehicle

How To Find The Right Mechanic For Your Electric Vehicle

As electric and hybrid cars become more and more common, consumers are looking for more options that just the dealer when it comes to hybrid maintenance and repairs. How is a consumer supposed to pick a new mechanic for new technology? Here at Convoy Auto Repair we know we are committed to keeping up with the newest and greatest in green technologies, but how would the average car owner be able to find the right mechanic for their electric vehicle (or hybrid car)? Image: Wikipedia Pop Quiz! Take a note from your least favorite teacher and give any potential mechanic a pop quiz by asking a few simple questions. You'll quickly be able to determine if the mechanic is capable of handling electric and hybrid vehicles, and to make sure they’re ready for your business. First ... read more

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The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 2

The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 2

As electric cars grow in sales and popularity, cities throughout the United States are catching up with their infrastructure. We’ve already covered the first 5 cities, and here is the final countdown in our rundown of easier cities for electric car owners to be in based on per capita charging stations reported through PlugShare. Image: FlickrSan Diego, CA San Diegans don’t just enjoy great weather – they enjoy plenty of eco-friendly amenities like electric vehicle charging stations, solar panels companies, and more! According to 10News, San Diego has the highest number of electric vehicles on the roads per capita in the USA. Plus, w ... read more

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The Best Electric Cars to Spend Your Tax Refund On

The Best Electric Cars to Spend Your Tax Refund On

While there's never really a bad time of year to buy a greener and more energy efficient new vehicle, tax time does provide an excellent opportunity to buy your green dream machine, especially when that new car (like these electric models) comes with generous government incentives and tax rebates. Traditionally, buying an electric car is a wise move right before the end of the year, when you would have to separate the purchase along with your tax returns due April 15th. Whoops, little late for that now. Fortunately, buying an electric car now offers the best of both financial worlds, and the benefits last into 2015! By investing your tax refund from 2013 on an electric car in 2014 and taking advantage of this year's federal incentives, you're going to get to claim that purchase on your 2014 taxes and get a sweeter refund in 2015. But if that's too much math for you, trust us when we say that buying an electric vehicle now definitely has its benefits, so get on it. Inv ... read more

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The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 1

The Best Cities For Electric Cars - Part 1

As electric cars grow in sales and popularity, cities throughout the United States are catching up with their infrastructure to support these alternative vehicles. However, there are a few cities that make it little easier for electric car owners. Here are the first 5 of the top 10 cities for electric cars based on per capita charging stations reported through PlugShare! Also, it's Earth Month, so maybe  now is the time to consider an alternative fuel vehicle if you don't already drive one! Image ... read more

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Hybrid Car Repair and Maintenance (Video)

Did you know Convoy Auto Repair performs hybrid car repair and maintenance? While most hybrid and electric car warranties require repairs to be performed at the dealership, routine maintenance can be performed by any auto repair shop, often for far cheaper. ) Our mechanics take part in ongoing training in order to service the latest hybrid and electric vehicles to ensure each customer is receiving the highest quality care regardless of what type of car they drive. Once your electric car is out of its warranty, you can get any hybrid car repair or maintenance done anywhere you please. Hybrid cars, especially, have most of the same parts as traditional cars, and those parts will need replacing and servicing as time goes on. Even all electric cars have many of the same parts that need attention over the years. Why not bring your car to Convoy Auto Repair? We offer plenty of extra conveniences to make your auto repair experience as ... read more

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