Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, RPV, no matter what name you use, they all refer to the same beautiful stretch of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nestled within the Palos Verdes hills, this gem of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to some of the most scenic drives and iconic landmarks of Southern California.
One of the best ways to get a feel for and really enjoy the towering bluffs and oceanic vistas of RPV, is to jump in your Prius and take a leisurely trip along the winding roads and miles of coastline. If you’re lucky, you might see whales breaching off of Point Vicente.
Scenic Drives Along Winding Roads
Just like original developer, Frank A. Vanderlip, revered the natural beauty of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, modern residents feel the same reverence for the region. We talk to many Prius owners about how much they love where they live, and do their best to keep RPV pristine. In fact, that’s why many of them bought a hybrid or EV in the first place. Before you take the scenic route, bring your Prius in for a regular service or check up. The roads in Rancho Palos Verdes afford breathtaking views, but they can be treacherous. You wouldn’t want to find yourself stuck on Portuguese Bend! At Hillside Automotive Repair, we are as committed to keeping RPV’s Priuses, hybrids, and electric cars running as our Palos Verdes neighbors are committed to maintaining the city they love. We help our neighbors stay on the road – and on the go.
Automotive Resources for Rancho Palos Verdes
To keep you on top of all things automotive in Rancho Palos Verdes, we’ve put together a list of useful resources:
DMV – Registration due? Ready to renew your license? Here is a link to the nearest DMV offices in San Pedro and Torrance. See wait times, make an appointment, or find out the office hours.
EV Charging Station Locator – Out and about and in need of a charge? Use this interactive map to find the nearest charging station.
Road Conditions – Planning to take a drive around the coast? Check out the latest conditions and road closures before you leave here or here.
Road Service Requests – Did you come across a particularly nasty pothole or other road hazard? Use this link to report it to the RPV Public Works Department.
Nearest Toyota Dealer – Prius still under warranty? Find the closest Toyota dealer here.
Rancho Palos Verdes City Website – Find all the info you need about permits and other things at the PVE city website.
Rancho Palos Verdes Calendar of Events – Fine and take part in community events near you, including city council meetings and coastal clean ups. The link to the calendar is here.
Rancho Palos Verdes Beaches – Going exploring and looking for a new beach to test the waters? Find a list of beaches in RPV here.
Need your Prius services? Hybrid battery reconditioned? – Hillside Auto Repair is a hybrid car specialist. Please call us to make an appointment for your hybrid vehicle.