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The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
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.
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).
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.
How to Drive a Toyota Prius
For 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. That’s because the Toyota Prius is a hybrid electric car and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If 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, we present to you the...
2012 Toyota Prius vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which One Should I Buy?
While these two vehicles are both certainly cost-effective to drive, they can be difficult to compare due to the Prius’ entry in the mid-size category and the Volt living squarely in the compact car category. Both of these vehicles are...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If 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 time stuck in traffic). Chances are good that...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Limited Mobility
When When you have limited mobility there are a number of challenges you face, one of these can be with your vehicle. Finding a car that meets your specific needs, and addressing your challenges can mean the difference between being...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Prius C
Car Car buyers in the market for a sub-compact car with a low price tag should really take a look at the 2012 Toyota Prius C. Toyota led the way with hybrid technology when they first introduced the Prius, and...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In
Toyota Toyota definitely isn’t sitting on its laurels where hybrid cars are concerned. To compete with other electric cars like the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Focus Electric, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In gives car buyers a higher-mileage vehicle with...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Long Commutes
Most 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 time to buy a car, you need to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Prius
Since Since they introduced the Prius, the very first mass-market hybrid, Toyota has been leading the auto industry in hybrid vehicles, and continues to do so in 2012. For this model year, the Prius saw some exciting new options, including...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in California in 2012
California 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 the list. Though previous years have seen the...
How to Use Intelligent Parking Assist in a Toyota Prius
The 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 a driver to properly center the Prius in a parking spot....
How to Use a Prius as a Generator
Being 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 depend on electricity for essentials like heat in the...
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 than your average fuel-guzzling car, leaving less of an ecological footprint....
How to Quickly Stop a Runaway Toyota Prius
The 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 hybrid vehicle on the market and has a loyal...
How to Re-Start Your Second Generation Prius
Nobody 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 caused by several different failures in the...
How to Move Your Cell Phone Contact List to Your Prius
Talking 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 sync your cell phone’s contact list to your...

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Hi there. Your vehicle maybe experiencing an issue with it's throttle position sensor. This sensor tells your car how far your gas pedal is depressed telling the computer how much fuel and air to take in. Also, a lack of...
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How do I set my headlights to go on automatically?
Hi. If the car is equipped with automatic headlights, then the head light switch will have an AUTO setting on the switch. If this setting is located on your light switch, then all you have to do is put the...
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Car revved & lurched over curb while foot was on brake
Hello there, issues like this are very uncommon. When the vehicle does not stop like this it obviously makes the vehicle unsafe to drive and is a cause for concern. The most likely causes of this would be something obstructing...
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Battery keeps dying
Hello! It is a high possibility that it keeps dying because the battery is not holding a charge or the battery is not receiving a charge. I recommend testing the battery, alternator and starter. Our company provides on site vehicle...
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My 2004 Prius don't want to shift to D or N but stays on N
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Throttle body cleaning
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Front bumper is down, how to fix on highway
Hi Nina. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It really depends on what is actually damaged on the front bumper. If you've hit something, were involved in an accident, or the bumper simply fell off, you really should call your insurance...
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My 2008 Prius is shaking very badly in the last 24 hrs. and we've hit nothing.
Hi Laurie. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on your feedback, you have a rather serious suspension or steering component failure. I would strongly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an on-site inspection to...
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Çar engine sound like its misfiring and shakes and vibrates whole car happened twice in last 8 months
Check with the dealer to be sure the vehicle ECM has the latest software calibration from Toyota. Check for any stored trouble codes. If the problem is intermittent (and not resolved by any applicable software updates), typically that means there...
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Water spilled in back of Prius. Worried about battery
I would suggest first vacuuming out as much of the water as possible with a shop vacuum to reduce the possibility of the water damaging the battery pack. This is unfortunately a fairly common issue with the Toyota Prius. I...
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is it too late to get undercoating for a week old 2017 Toyota Prius
No it is never too late to get the car undercoated unless your car is already rusted out. You may need to have the under car washed of any dirt or salts that may have got on the undercarriage. ...
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2011 toyota pruis; code c1391 abnormal leak in accumulator, brake light and abs light on, brake fluid tank full
Hi Andrew. Thanks for the follow-up question. I've forwarded your question to our service and sales department so they can work up an estimate for you to have the actuator and accumulator on your Toyota Prius replaced. They'll contact you...
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2011 toyota pruis; code c1391 abnormal leak in accumulator, brake light and abs light on
Hi Andrew. Thanks for sending your question today. Typically this Toyota-specific OBD-II trouble code is due to an internal leak in the actuator circuit and the accumulator circuit. The first step in diagnosing this problem is verifying that there are...
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Hello I have a Toyota Prius hybrid 2003 and I checked in the engine and it doesn’t have the serpentine belt and it has been runnin
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Check engine light P1121 code. Still get warm air. What's the est. to see if the valve needs replacing or if its a faulty wire?
Hi Willow. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The second generation Prius, model years 2004-2009, uses a 3-way valve to control coolant flow between the engine, the hot coolant storage tank (thermos), and the heater core - which is what causes...

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