July 13

2013 Toyota Prius V – Maintenance Service

Auto Repair, Toyota


Toyota Prius

2013 Toyota Prius V

Our latest feature is a maintenance service performed on a 2013 Toyota Prius V, brought to us by a client from Kensington – Cedar Cottage, Vancouver.

The Toyota Prius V is the third generation of Toyota’s amazing hybrid technology. It features a larger engine than its predecessors which actually improves highway fuel economy. One unique feature of this car is the lack of drivebelts: this is the first production vehicle to come without any. All accessories are electrically operate and this further improves fuel economy.

This vehicle arrived with 21,000 kilometers on the clock and was due for a level 2 service: an engine oil and filter change along with a comprehensive inspection and tire rotation.

The inspection found no concerns and verified that the vehicle was in excellent condition. Being nearly new and being a Toyota this was expected, however it is important to confirm this with regular maintenance.

Modern vehicles are very reliable and certainly don’t break down as they once did. This can lead one to think that they can just be left to drive and this couldn’t be further from the truth. Along with current vehicle’s reliability comes ever increasing complexity and with that very high potential repair costs. You want to do everything in your power to prevent premature wear as it will be very costly. Fortunately routine maintenance is cheap.

For more about the Toyota Prius V click here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius_v

For more about hybrid technology click here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_electric_vehicle

Toyota Prius

Engine compartment of 2013 Toyota Prius V. Gasoline engine is on left and bybrid drive components sit on right. The bright orange cables are hybrid wiring and are clearly marked as such so that safety precautions can be taken when working on this system.

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Bernie Pawlik

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