Do you find yourself searching for an "independent Toyota and Lexus mechanic near me?" Fun fact - the "T" and "L" in "TLS Motorworks" actually stands for "Toyota and Lexus." That's because Toyota and Lexus are brands we're quite familiar with. Our co-owner, Kenny Hancock, is a graduate of Toyota's T-10 program. He has 25 years of experience being a Toyota and Lexus mechanic. His expertise makes our shop the ideal choice in Chamblee when you need your Toyota or Lexus serviced. All new repair work comes with a 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first.
Although it is early May, air conditioning season is here! I don't know about you, but I am using my AC system daily. With temperatures creeping into the mid 80's next week, I hope your AC system is in good working order. If your AC is not working, schedule an appointment to see us! We will get it diagnosed immediately and have you back on the road in no time! All new AC work comes with a 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first.
The majority of vehicles need the timing belt replaced around 100,000 miles. The exact mileage varies by make and year. We will replace the water pump, tensioner, bearings, and seals with the timing belt. Replacing those items is common with the timing belt since we will be in those areas. No need to pay extra labor to have those done in the future. The timing belt service is one of your vehicle's most important service intervals. Check out our scheduled maintenance page!
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
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