Most people love their Prius. We love your Prius, too! They are fantastic, low-maintenance cars that last seemingly forever with just routine maintenance and a little TLC. Accurate Auto Repair provides both!
From an engine oil change, to coolant replacement in the engine and hybrid cooling systems, to tire pressure checks, Accurate gives your Prius the "TLC" it needs.
Just like any other vehicle, though, problems can arise.
Some typical Prius problems include:
Prius Battery Replacement
A red triangle with an exclamation point on the dash indicates you need to take action. Sometimes, the triangle indicates a problem in the battery, hybrid inverter or motor systems. Prius Generation 1 and 2 batteries typically last from 100K to 150K miles, or 12-15 years. Generation 3 batteries may last longer, but are warrantied for 100K miles or 10 years.
Before undertaking the expense of a battery replacement, Accurate tests your Prius to verify battery condition and other systems performance to make sure you really need a battery. Everyday, hundreds of Prius batteries are changed in the U.S. only to have a problem happen again from another system ruining the new battery. It pays to be sure.
The high-voltage battery that runs your Prius is not like a simple starting battery in other cars. It's a network of smaller batteries that are carefully matched in order to provide consistent power, and also to ensure the battery last as long as possible.
Accurate Auto can replace your battery, if needed, usually on the same day with an appointment. And, at a lower cost and more personal attention that you'd get at a dealer.
Prius Wheel Hub/Bearing Assembly
Hearing a slight (or on it's way to severe) grinding noise as your drive? Another common problem with Prius is worn wheel bearing/hub assembly components in the front. As your tire rotates, it's connected to the engine by an axle that runs though the bearing/hub assembly. The bearings (small steel balls) in the hub assembly wear out, often as you approach 100K miles, and need to be replace.
Prius Water Pump(s)
Your Prius actually has two self-contained systems for cooling. One for cooling the engine, and another for cooling the hybrid inverter. Both need service, and either can cause the car to overheat. Fortunately, compared to other vehicles either water pump is relatively easy to replace.
Accurate Auto can fix your Prius right the first time, with world-class service, same day service (in most cases) and better pricing that the dealer or shops that don't specialize in Prius. Make an appointment today and get peace of mind that your Prius will remain reliable and safe for years to come.