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Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

Knowing your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic is a good thing, for you and your vehicle.

If you own a vehicle, chances are you've been to an auto repair shop. How well do you know your Rancho Palos Verdes mechanic?  The price of repair cost can be expensive, that's why it's important to have a mechanic you know and trust. And if you take your vehicle to the same repair shop over the years, they know you and they know your vehicle.   Reasons it's important to know your mechanic... They know you and your vehicle. They keep records of all your vehicle maint ... read more

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Meet the Team: Sam Bond

Meet the Team: Sam Bond

SAM BOND ​Senior Service Advisor Don't let his large stature fool you; Sam's not scary -- he is an easy-going, happy-go-lucky guy. Sam is a South Bay local who first became interested in cars because his dad was a taxi driver for over 30 years. When Sam was 16, he began to help his dad maintain his car. Before joining Hillside Auto Repair in 2018, Sam worked at Jiffy Lube, and then at Firestone Tires, where he became a top performing Store Manager. He graduated from ... read more

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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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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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San Pedro Auto Air Conditioning Service Keeps You Cool

San Pedro Auto Air Conditioning Service Keeps You Cool

In the heat of Palos Verdes, Torrance and San Pedro, auto air conditioning helps you chill out! It’s summertime and the temperature is rising! Have you had your annual auto air conditioning service check-up? If not, what are you waiting for? You don’t want to get stuck in hot weather without a dependable air conditioner to keep you and your family cool. Hillside Auto Repair is your one-stop-shop for Torrance auto air conditioning service and repair. Our ASE certified technicians hav ... read more

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PV, Torrance and San Pedro Auto Air Conditioning Repair: Get Ready for Summer!

PV, Torrance and San Pedro Auto Air Conditioning Repair: Get Ready for Summer!

With summer right around the corner for PV, Torrance, and San Pedro, auto air conditioning repair is a must! You don’t want to wait too long to fix any problems with your car’s air conditioning system. The next time you drive may be the time you'll need your air conditioner in tip-top shape. Bring your car in to our Torrance ... read more

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