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How long will my prius battery last?

How long will my prius battery last?

  Most Toyota Prius hybrid batteries will last between 8-10 years and/or 100,000-150,000 miles. The more miles a Prius gets driven, the greater lifespan the battery will have. If the hybrid batteries are not cycled (driven), then we begin to see them break down. We recommend that Prius’ should get driven at least every day or two to avoid these issues. Uber, Lyft or Taxi cab drivers that drive a lot can get over 200,000 miles out of their original hybrid batteries.     Check out our Prius frequently asked questions page!    

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Toyota Prius

Why are catalytic converters being stolen?

Why are catalytic converters being stolen?

         Catalytic converter theft is on the rise in Atlanta. Stolen catalytic converters can fetch up to $1500 on the black market. The thieves can cut off most catalytic converters in less than a minute. The repair cost is upwards of $3000 and could result in an insurance claim. The two most common vehicles affected are the Toyota Prius and Honda Element. Protect your car today with one of our precision laser-cut catalytic converter locks.     Check out our prius frequently asked questions page!      

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Toyota Prius

Why is my KIA K900 parking brake stuck?

Why is my KIA K900 parking brake stuck?

Will it not disengage? If so, we can help! This is a common issue on these vehicles. What happens is the electronic parking brake motor fails and does not allow the brake to release. Unfortunately, there is no way to release it, and it is best to have the vehicle towed to a kia repair shop near me. We have devised a repair solution that will drop the repair cost. In most cases, this repair takes 1-2 days to complete. 

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Hyundai & KIA

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Common Exhaust Problems in Cars

Common Exhaust Problems in Cars

When it comes to the exhaust system, most drivers don’t know how it works let alone the signs of an exhaust problem. The exhaust system is responsible for moving hazardous engine byproducts, transforming them, and releasing them into the environment. It comprises a series of pipes, sensors, gaskets, and more. The operation can be very taxing; however, it is crucial to keep your car running in a safe manner.     Exhaust systems are meant to last a long time, and they require little maintenance when compared to other systems in your car. Depending on where you live and how old your vehicle is, your state may require smog checks to monitor your vehicle’s emissions. This test often reveals when something is wrong with the exhaust system. Rust Most of the exhaust system, including the catalytic converter and muffler,  is made of metal making them very prone to rust. Rust can be very dangerous for your vehicle, especially when found in the exhaust system ... read more

Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

We all view fuel efficiency as the relationship between our vehicles' fuel consumption and the distance they cover. Considering inflation is affecting the economy significantly, saving is and has always been important for everyone's future. Saving on fuel also aids in conserving our environment by reducing emissions. Here are a few tips on increasing fuel efficiency; Use The Best Motor Oil For Your Vehicle It doesn't matter whether a professional is handling your oil changes or you prefer doing it yourself. You should use the ideal motor oil for your vehicle—the one recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer. Slow Down While Driving Demanding your vehicle to accelerate quickly forces your engine to work harder. So, lowering your overall speed helps you cover more distance with the same volume of gas. Turn Off The Engine When you disable the car engine when idling, you save on gas. Idling includes sitting at an extended stoplight for more than 30 seconds. One ... read more

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