The company's founder, Eli Pruett, says customers have been asking about batteries for older Civic models for over a year now. After much research and development, technicians at Bumblebee have engineered their own in a solution that's "both cost-effective and a significant upgrade over the Honda offering." But why would drivers and auto owners want to invest in a battery for a car that's already eight years old?
It's all because hybrid car batteries aren't designed to last forever. The cars might run for a decade or more, but the batteries tend to give out much sooner than that. That's why Bumblebee has stepped in to provide replacements for drivers whose automobiles are still in great shape but are dealing with dead and dying batteries. These new Civic batteries will be for the 2006 model, which hit the market exactly eight years ago. Pruett says that makes them prime candidates for battery replacement.
Pruett is optimistic about the second life a new battery can give to an otherwise healthy hybrid car. "We expect our second-generation Civic offering to help keep these wonderful automobiles on the road for many years to come, both by offering a cost-effective alternative to the dealership and by helping to alleviate the fear and mystique surrounding hybrid batteries," he says.
Plus, the company has plans to do plenty more product expansion before the year is up. "This is only the first in a long line of new batteries to be released in 2014!" Pruett says.
Bumblebee Batteries is located at 11918 SE Division Street in Portland, OR. To learn more about the company and the products it offers, visit its website, www.bumblebeebatteries.com, or call (888)968-5005.