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Safely maintain and repair electric and hybrid vehicles

Electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining in importance as they progressively establish themselves in the automotive market. As the number of vehicles increases, the topic is interesting for independent workshops who want to expand their range of services to remain competitive.

However, repair and maintenance are different compared to classic combustion engines; work safety is also an important issue.

With the technical repair instructions of TecRMI, TecAlliance, a leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, says it supports workshops in the safe and correct performance of work on electric and hybrid vehicles.

In order to perform a repair on an electric or hybrid vehicle, it may first need to be deactivated. The workshop must deal with electric motors, high-voltage batteries and other components not found in cars with classic combustion engines.

TecRMI’s manufacturer-compliant repair instructions and technical information enable independent workshops to repair electric and hybrid vehicles, thus expanding the range of services.

The repair manuals provide comprehensive step-by-step instructions for activating and deactivating high-voltage systems as well as maintenance and diagnostics for hybrid vehicles. In addition, essential safety and warning information for repairing electric and hybrid vehicles is included. This ensures that trained specialists with appropriate training can safely repair and maintain high-voltage vehicles.

Technical data for all common vehicle manufacturers
TecRMI includes repair instructions and information for most current electric and hybrid vehicles, such as the BMW i3, VW e-Up, Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf and many more. The TecRMI Manuals module provides manufacturer-independent, standardised repair manuals with all the information workshops need to carry out repair and maintenance work safely and efficiently.

This includes safety instructions, descriptions of the work steps to be performed with supplementary illustrations, working times and necessary special tools.