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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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Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

Hybrid Brakes Save Energy

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

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Warning Lights on Your Prius

Warning Lights on Your Prius

  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

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Need Tires for your Prius?

Need Tires for your Prius?

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

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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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Prius Specialists at Your Service

Prius Specialists at Your Service

Prius Specialists at Hillside Auto for all your Prius Needs What does all this mean to you and your Prius? It means you're in safe, capable, certified trained hands at Hillside Auto Repair! We have the expertise and equipment necessary for the proper service of these hybrid electric cars (HEVs).  The Prius Maintenance Difference Prius' are the same, but different from regular vehicles when it comes to maintenance.  Most hybrids have both electric and gasoline combustion ... read more

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San Pedro Prius Auto Maintenance Services

San Pedro Prius Auto Maintenance Services

Beautiful, historical port town San Pedro is a “whale of a town.”  This harbor city has been around for, literally, hundreds of years.  From Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s to becoming a part of Los Angeles in 1909, San Pedro has a long and colorful history. Modern day San Pedro residents might share some similarities with their ancestors, but are very different.  You’ll still find tall ships in the harbor, ready to set sail, and you’ll see that our comm ... read more

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Take the Worry Out of Car Maintenance

Take the Worry Out of Car Maintenance

You shouldn't have to worry about your car maintenance. You have enough on your mind and your to-do list is probably too long and growing all the time. When it comes to your car maintenance you shouldn't have to worry about things like, when should it be done, when can I drop off my car, how will I get to work. We know it can be a big inconvenience when your car needs to be serviced or repaired. Hillside Auto Repair can take care of it for you, and on your schedule! Hillside Auto Repai ... read more

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Palos Verdes Estates Prius Repair Services

Palos Verdes Estates Prius Repair Services

The natural scenic beauty of Palos Verdes Estates comes from more than the breathtaking ocean views.  In the early 1900s, the developers of PVE land designed the area to be open and full of natural beauty.  They designed gently winding roadways, neighborhood pathways, stands of magnificent trees, all to enhance the natural beauty of the area. Just as the original founders of PVE envisioned a unique community committed to preserving the natural assets of the land, current residents care ... read more

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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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