• Is Your Prius' Performance Slipping Away?

    blog postFriday 22 February 2019

    It might be time for a Toyota Prius battery replacement. Have you noticed reduced performance and a dashboard warning light indicating there could be battery problems? Don't give up on your Prius just yet! The Prius GEN II batteries only last so long Most hybrid batteries will take you where you want to go for about 100,000 miles or more.  If you're driving a 2005 - 2009 Prius, you probably have GEN II batteries and their life span may be slipping away. With over  the 1 milli... read more

  • Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

    blog postThursday 07 February 2019

    Hybrid brakes save energy to charge your batteries Hybrids brakes use regenerative braking, which is controlled by regenerative braking circuits.  This technology is used on vehicles with both gas and electricity as power sources.  This kind of braking system captures the car's kinetic energy and converts it into electricity. It's then used to recharge the car's batteries. What's really going on? The circuits control the regenerative braking system. The circuits reve... read more

  • Warning Lights on Your Prius

    blog postThursday 24 January 2019

      A warning light could mean a Prius battery replacement is in your future. So this light appears and you go to the dealer. You're told that your Prius Hybrid battery is dying. But wait there's more. They also say, it's going to be very costly to replace it. OUCH! DON'T WORRY! There are options... When purchasing a Prius battery replacement, the trick is to decide which solution is best for you and your budget. Budget might be the big factor, but there other things t... read more

  • Need Tires for your Prius?

    blog postThursday 17 January 2019

    Our Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Tire experts can help! Have you had your Prius tires checked out lately? If you take your Prius to Hillside Auto Repair, the Rancho Palos Verdes Prius tire experts, tire inspection is included in our Hybrid schedule services. Preventative care is always the best medicine to keep your Prius tires lasting longer. Think about it, your tires deal with... read more

  • No Reason to Contact the Dealer to Replace your Prius Battery

    blog postWednesday 09 January 2019

    Is it time for your Prius battery replacement? When it comes time for your Prius battery repair or replacement, one of your biggest concerns is probably the mechanic. Do they have the ability to diagnose, repair and maintain my Prius hybrid vehicle? At Hillside Auto Repair, we share your concern. That's why we have our auto mechanics trained to service hybrid vehicles.  About Our Mechanics Javier and Sergio have certified completion in hybrid technology. Continue to... read more

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