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How to Turn Off the Reverse Beep in a Prius
The Toyota Prius is designed to shut off the engine when stopped as an energy-conserving measure. When the accelerator is depressed, it starts to back up, so you...
How to Move Your Cell Phone Contact List to Your Prius
Talking on your cellphone while driving is a dangerous prospect, unless you use a hands-free device to talk and even when trying to dial the phone number you need. If you...
How to Re-Start Your Second Generation Prius
Nobody wants their car to suddenly stop working. Unfortunately, Toyota recalled around 75,000 of their 2004 Prius cars because of some technical issues that were causing them to stall. This could be...
How to Use an iPod in a Toyota Prius
Gone are the days of toting around cassette tapes or CDs in cases to keep tunes on hand when you're on the go. Today, we have playlists on our...
How to Get Better Gas Mileage with Your Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is considered one of the cleanest, environmentally friendly vehicles to drive based on the amount of smog-forming emissions that most other vehicles put out....
Politics and Personal Driving Preferences: Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Cars?
Dodge Rams are the most popular car in Republican states; the Toyota Prius is the most popular in Democratic areas (as are hybrids and foreign cars).
How to Drive a Toyota Prius
For someone who has never driven a Prius, it may feel a bit like stepping into the cockpit of an alien spaceship when sliding into the driver’s seat....
How to Drive a Prius in the Winter
Driving during extreme weather conditions brings its own challenges. For example, snow and ice can make roads slippery, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles. It can also...
How to Use Intelligent Parking Assist in a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is an innovative vehicle packed with features that make your driving experience smoother and easier. One such feature is the Intelligent Parking Assist which helps...
How to Quickly Stop a Runaway Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that uses a combination of a gas-powered engine and an electric motor to propel the vehicle. It is perhaps the most well-known...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in California in 2012
California natives are notably environmentally conscious, and this often shows in their choices of vehicles as well. While trucks rarely make it to the top spots, hybrid vehicles are frequently on...
How to Buy a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid models on the automotive market, and it comes with an array of perks. A Prius is more environmentally friendly...
How to Use a Prius as a Generator
Being without electricity due to natural disaster or repair work being performed on electric lines in your region is at best an inconvenience and at worst life-threatening, especially when you...
How to Start a Prius
The Toyota Prius was a game changer when it was first introduced back in 2000. As one of the first commercially successful hybrid vehicles, it eventually helped launch an...
How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Prius
Your headlights are one of the most important safety components for your car. A broken headlight bulb can endanger yourself and others on the road.
Essential Things to Know About the Toyota Prius Hybrid Car
The Toyota Prius first came out in 1997. The current Prius gets 58 miles per gallon and can travel a mile without any gas when it's in EV mode.
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Fuel Economy
Owning a vehicle comes with a number of expenses – car insurance, repairs, regular maintenance, car payments, and of course the gas. So if you’re looking to cut costs, finding a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Long Commutes
Most of us are faced with the prospect of commuting back and forth to work on a daily basis, but some have a much longer drive than others. When it comes...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...

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Where to get and how to install a cassette player?
Hi there: Finding a compatible cassette player that would seamlessly install with today's modern automotive accessory wiring is going to be very difficult, and could cause multiple problems with other accessory or electrical components on your Toyota Prius. I would...
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My mechanic just replaced the transmission unit and the dashboard warning light come on and engine it doesn't start. can you please help me?
Hi there. Hybrid vehicles will not start the engine when moving in short light throttle distance. So, drive the vehicle for a distance and see if the engine will start. If the engine does not start up at all, then...
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The Malfunction Illumination Light is on my Dashboard , not sure why?
Hello, thank you for writing in. A warning light of any kind means the computer has detected an issue. When this happens the vehicle's computer sets a diagnostic troubleshooting code which can be read with a scan tool. It is...
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Check engine light is on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The check engine light coming on for the ignition system is telling you the spark plugs are not working correctly. This may be an issue with the plugs, their wires, the module, or the...
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Radio Fault
Hi Kritesh. It sounds like the stereo amplifier in your vehicle has failed internally, lost power, lost ground, or lost signal from the radio. Perform a quick check of the radio functions; change stations, adjust volume, etc... If all of...
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Shaking while braking going 60 or higher
This is most likely a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against...
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How often do i need to do alignment?
How often you should have your vehicle aligned will vary in situation and opinion. Generally, it is a good idea to have the service done once a year or more often if you frequently drive on rough roads. Any time...
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I have Spotify account can I use that in my new Prius with out useing it through my phone by just inputting my account number. How
Hello. According to my research it appears that Spotify can only be used with your vehicle by connecting it with your smartphone. Spotify can be used by connecting your phone to the vehicle via a USB cable, or by syncing...
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Can a poorly installed wheel bearing cause extensive damage when driven on?
Hi there: It's highly unlikely that the installation of a wheel bearing causes mechanical damage that the mechanic has listed above. Typically those components (Axle shaft leaking, steering knuckle, lower ball joint, lower control arm, front strut) are not touched...
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The front left tire tilted inward after I replaced the Sway Bar
As is the case with most vehicles, the preferred camber setting on the front wheels of the 2007 Prius is slightly negative, that is the top of the tire is tilted inward as you are observing and describing. However, the...
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I just bought my previous 17 hours ago and now suddenly it just will not crank do you think there maybe a GPS tracking device on i
It's highly unlikely that there is a GPS tracker installed on your vehicle, preventing it from starting. A no crank condition indicates a problem with the starting system. Unlike a traditional vehicle that uses a starter motor to crank the...
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Tire steel belt broke, cut ABS wiring, ABS lights on; local mech tried repair, says computer no reset. Dealer? Cost?
Hello. The cost of this repair depends on what wires were cut. Most of the time the wire that would be damaged is a wheel speed sensor wire. This would then require that the sensor be replaced and the ABS...
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Battery reverse connected, car not starting
Since this is a Hybrid vehicle you may need to have a specialized mechanic come to you and check all the main fused to see if they have been blown or the computers in the vehicle were damaged. If you...
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I raise the strut assembly by put the jack under the ball joint to get the sway bar out of the way.
Hi there. The tire is tilted inward for the Camber alignment is not adjusted. I recommend adjusting the alignment to where the tire is somewhat straight and the tire tread is flat on the ground, then seek out a professional,...
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Can bad intake manifold blow a head gasket? 2010 Toyota Prius
Hello - it is unlikely a bad intake manifold gasket will cause a blown head gasket on a Prius (different story for GM V6 engines). It is possible that a failing head gasket can cause a misfire over time -...
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Red triangle with exclamation, car not picking speed and makes rattling noise upon acceleration
Hello. A red triangle with an exclamation point can be displayed for a range of different reasons. One of the most common causes is low engine oil. I would check the engine's oil level to make sure that it is...
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I cant see the energy consumption screen on my 2005 Prius
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a few different things. If the screen is still displaying information, then the first thing I would do is check to make sure that the screen settings are not set...
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Why engine check light comes on regularly
Hi there. It looks like you stated you've had a diagnosis, but no mention of an actual repair. What were the stored codes? What diagnostic steps were taken to determine the root cause? Was there a diagnosis or only a...
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Check lights appear and brake is reduced by 60%
Hi there. It sounds like you may be experiencing ABS actuator electrical faults. The actuator is an assembly that contains the ABS pump, solenoids, valves, and controlling computer. Is the Hybrid warning indicator coming on? This could be an indication...

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