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Is Your Prius' Performance Slipping Away?

Is Your Prius' Performance Slipping Away?

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

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No Reason to Contact the Dealer to Replace your Prius Battery

No Reason to Contact the Dealer to Replace your Prius Battery

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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Don't Get Stranded on your Road Trip - Get Your Battery Tested

Don't Get Stranded on your Road Trip - Get Your Battery Tested

Don’t get stranded this holiday season. Get your battery tested at Hillside Auto Repair. Request a price for your car’s battery replacement. Before going over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house this holiday season, make sure your car’s battery is in good condition. You don't want to get stuck pushing your sleigh, or late for dinner waiting for a tow tru ... read more

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Schedule Maintenance Services for a Happy, Healthy Vehicle

Schedule Maintenance Services for a Happy, Healthy Vehicle

Had your oil changed lately? Most of us drive about 15,000 miles each year. Sometimes is easy to forget when it's time for that next oil change. And many of us forget how important regular schedule maintenance services can be to our vehicles. It not only prolongs the life of our vehicle, it may prevent the dreaded car breakdown! At Hillside Auto Repairwe do everything we can to help make your scheduled maintenance services an enjoyable experience, and not a pai ... read more

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Get Your Car Ready for Winter in Southern California

Get Your Car Ready for Winter in Southern California

Winterizing your car is a must in colder parts of the country.  But just because the winters in Southern California are more temperate doesn't mean your car doesn't need winter car maintenance.  Every car, from a Prius to a Mustang, needs regularly scheduled service no matter what type of winter weather you expect. Tips for Winter Car Maintenance These are tips meant for So Cal motorists.  Most of these are things you can check for yourself, but for real peace ... 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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The Hillside Auto Repair "Secret Decoder Ring" to Dashboard Warning Lights

The Hillside Auto Repair "Secret Decoder Ring" to Dashboard Warning Lights

If you drive a car, you know all about those warning lights on the dashboard.  The dreaded Check Engine light is probably the most well known, but modern vehicles also feature warning lights for low tire pressure, trouble in the cooling system, engine oil issues, and more.  So, if you see one of these lights, what should you do?  Panic?  Keep driving?  Is it safe for you to make it home, or should you stop where you are?   First, the color of the dashboard light so ... read more

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Torrance Car Battery Inspection and Service

Torrance Car Battery Inspection and Service

It starts with a slow engine crank. Which you’re too busy to pay attention to. And then one day, you jump in the car, go to start the engine. And you get… nothing. How frustrating!    Did you know that battery failure is the #1 cause of vehicle breakdown?   Or that battery malfunctions are seldom caused by factory defects? Instead, driving habits — such as high power consumption by accessories while driving short distances — are the usual culprits.&nb ... read more

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