Then you need to take care of it. Any answers you can provide are much appreciated. Cold and snow affect the Prius more both for better and for worse than non-hybrids. When you go to a Toyota dealership, you can be confident that they will use Genuine Toyota parts and have Toyota-trained technicians. I realize the transmission fluid is most likely not under nearly the stress posed on transmission fluids in conventional automatic transmissions. It is annoying, but not terrible. I consider myself a good backyard mechanic and would do it myself if it didn't require expensive one time use tools.
None of this is related to the hybrid system. There are tons of ways to find a mechanic near you. This happened maybe 5 times last winter. The replacement intervals for engine coolant recommended in this booklet are based on replacement. Install new plugs of the same type as originally equipped.
Your copy of the repair order proof that, all required maintenance has been performed for warranty coverage, under warranty, your Toyota dealer will, to keep a copy of the repair order any. Do I really need to do Prius scheduled maintenance? It came with a decent warranty. Either by yourself qualified technician, or if you prefer, your Toyota dealer will be, pleased to do them nominal cost, the scheduled maintenance items listed. Make sure they have the correct tools and certifications to work on your hybrid vehicle. Toyota has taken the guesswork away by clearly laying out a comprehensive scheduled maintenance program that is easy to follow to keep your car in top performing condition. However, damage or failures caused by lack of proper maintenance are not covered under warranty.
Driving a Prius while it is in this mode can result in complete inverter failure. Again the task has been widely discussed on this and other groups. Brakes will be done by myself if I'm adventurous; if not, I'm not sure if I'll take it to a dealership or somewhere else. As for preventative maintenance, keep the battery cool and make sure the air conditioning works. In addition to the inverter coolant the Prius also has transmission fluid, right? You may want to go to a Prius forum for this, lots more folks there that might know Priuschat is one, I think. Know which oil your specific Prius needs and use that oil! Thanks, Rick 4 2006 Hmm, it took you two minutes to reply, I was hoping for 30 seconds ;-. I know that eventually the battery pack is going to start to go.
Dont drive it when it does. I have some laptops at work approaching 10 years old with their original batteries. The regular tires were too old and had to be replaced in my case. If you can rule out all normal car problems that can cause lower gas mileage, then I might start checking the 12V battery not the traction battery. Prius 2001-present Prius V 2012-present Prius C 2012-2016 Take Care of Your Prius and Your Prius Will Take Care of You! I live in southern Ontario, and our winters can be catastrophically cold.
Condenser are clean not blocked with, check the level on dipstick with, engine turned off vehicle parked. I'm asking about the things that come up outside of the routine maintenance schedule oil changes, air filters, tire swapouts, etc. Also the engine water pump failed at 280k miles. I live in the city, so I don't have issues with driving in snow the roads are plowed well here. I realize the transmission fluid is most likely not under nearly the stress posed on transmission fluids in conventional automatic transmissions. Those batteries are lasting longer than they had originally anticipated, and the long term operating costs of these cars are quite low. I get oil changes and the factory recommended services done at the dealership, because the one time I tried to go elsewhere they were afraid to work on a hybrid.
And best of all, all you need to do is bring your Toyota vehicle to your Toyota Authorized Dealership at the proper mileage and the factory trained mechanics will take care of everything! The only major problems these cars have is the electric water pump. Is the transmission fluid considered good for the life of the car? Please note that many maintenance items should be performed only by a qualified technician. Still haven't had to change brake pads, which I think that I might have in a conventional car. It's better than my '93 Accord, but not great. Keep the battery vents on the right rear seats clean of debris.
The batteries were 10 years old. The engine will immediately start to idle and will do so until you turn off the car. It overcharges the remaining good batteries. I appreciate the details responses, and have already checked out some of the links. I have a customer with an 04 Prius, still has the original brakes.
Staying up-to-date on your Prius scheduled maintenance will help you protect your investment — and get the most out of your money in the long run. Overview Your scheduled maintenance program is based on the mileage of your vehicle. The wheel bearing wouldn't normally be replaced that early, but before I bought the car it was sitting at the dealer with an much too high price tag for about a year, which usually wears wheel bearings more than regular driving. I had to buy a tire when I ran over a page wire fence and it punctured the wall of my tire. Still runs like it is new 38,000 miles on it so far. Hmm, it took you two minutes to reply, I was hoping for 30 seconds ;-.