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Sorted by Archive: August, 2016 ( 3 post/s)

  • Toyota, Honda, or something else: Which system is right for me?

    blog postThursday 25 August 2016

    Part of our Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance   Q: Toyota, Honda, or something else: Which system is right for me? A: Broadly speaking, vehicles that use Toyota's hybrid system are likely to be better for Los Angeles urban drivers. The one big exception to this rule is Ford's Fusion hybrid, which racks up some remarkable MPG ratings in the city -- 41 MPG compared to 33 MPG for the Camry. Ford's C-MAX Hybrid does even better... read more

  • Does Car Engine Size Matter?

    blog postThursday 11 August 2016

    Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance Q: Does car engine size matter? A: According to cartalk.com, today's conventional vehicles are vastly overpowered. A standard sedan typically has a 200 horsepower engine. Every once in a while, you'll use that power to pass someone on the highway. However, for the vast majority of driving we do, you're actually only using 30 to 40 horsepower. No kidding. Here's a shocker: Because carmakers consistently used te... read more

  • Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance

    blog postTuesday 02 August 2016

    Here's the first in a series of commonly asked Questions about Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs).   Do you have a question we haven't answered? Please post your question on our Hillside Auto Repair Facebook page or Private Message us there. Q: How do I know if a hybrid car makes sense for me? A: Even without gas at $3 a gallon, the economics of hybrids make a certain amou... read more

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