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Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Repair Services

Rancho Palos Verdes Prius Repair Services

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 ... read more

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17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

17 Interesting Facts About Toyota and Prius

Toyota’s have been around for a long time.  In fact, they’ve been in the US since the 1950s!  Because Toyota is such a well-known brand, and you might even drive a Toyota yourself, you might feel that you really know the famous car manufacturer. Or do you? We’ve compiled 17 little-known facts and tidbits about Toyota and their best-selling hybrid, Prius.  Take a look: How many of these did you already know? 17 Little-Known Facts About Toyota Tight spot ... read more

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Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

Hybrid Battery Reconditioning at Hillside Auto Repair

For most drivers, replacing a battery is not really a big deal.  It’s something drivers need to do once every two or three years, but it’s a simple task that can cost anywhere from around $30 (for a discount car battery) to $120 or so.  Battery maintenance, of course, is important, but there are many, many more expensive components to worry about wearing out.  For the hybrid driver, on the other hand, the bat ... read more

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Hybrid Battery Repair – Do Not Try This At Home!

Hybrid Battery Repair – Do Not Try This At Home!

The internet is a wonderful place where you can find information anything you can imagine. And if you can imagine it, chances are good there’s a how-to video out there. From knitting to baking brownies to home repair to changing the oil on your car, you name it, you can learn how to do it online. But there are some things that should be left to the professionals. Complex things, like mold remediation or repairing the battery on your hybrid car. About Hybrid Car Batteries Before getting i ... read more

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Hillside Auto Repair Torrance: In the Media

Hillside Auto Repair Torrance: In the Media

Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance, CA was featured in Parts & People. Dick DeLoach wrote, "As Time Change, So Does Hillside - Hillside Auto adapts to evolving vehicle demographic by partnering with The Hybrid Shop." "We are proud to be featured in Parts & People, a publication providing industry news and information for automotive parts and service professionals," says, owner Dave Carney.  Carney  "has changed his business model through the years, embra ... read more

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Guide to Hybrid Car Battery Replacement - Part 2

In part 1 of this series we covered how long a hybrid car battery can last and signs of battery problems.  Part 2 will talk about what you can do if your hybrid battery is having trouble. Options for Replacing Your Hybrid Car Battery When the bell tolls for your Prius battery, replacing it with a brand new battery is not the only option!  A certified hybrid repa ... read more

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Guide to Hybrid Car Battery Replacements - Part 1

Guide to Hybrid Car Battery Replacements - Part 1

Hybrid cars burst onto the auto scene in the late 1990s with the Toyota Prius.  Lauded for its high MPGs and low environmental impact, the Toyota Prius quickly because America’s best-selling car. Little has changed over the past decades.  The Prius continues to sell like hotcakes and the engineers at Toyota continue to innovate. Prius owners are a fiercely loyal bunch.  They love their car and do their best to take care of their investment.  But we’ve noticed that ... read more

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How Long do Hybrid Batteries Last?

How Long do Hybrid Batteries Last?

Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in TorranceQ: Isn't it true that no one knows how long the batteries will last, and that having to replace them could cost several thousand dollars? A: The jury is still out on the longevity of the hybrid battery bank. To date, however, they've proven themselves to be fairly hardy. Toyota is pretty confident; they say that their batteries are expected to last the lifetime of the vehicle, and that lab tests ... read more

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Hybrid Vehicle Battery Life: How to Make Them Last Longer

Hybrid Vehicle Battery Life: How to Make Them Last Longer

Are you a hybrid vehicle (HEV) owner? Do you wonder, "How long will my battery last?"  "Is there any way that I can make it last longer?" Think of the hybrid car battery pack as a row crew team.  In the team is 28 rowers, or scullers (we know, that 's a very large boat), each representing the 28 battery modules in the battery pack.  Each sculler will age at a different rate. We want to keep each crew member at peak conditioning AND rowing together in syn ... read more

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Peninsula Beat - Featured

Peninsula Beat interview: Dave Carney, Hillside Auto Repair Owner Local business, Hillside Auto Repair, is saving hybrid vehicle owners money in a big way

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