Q: Evaluating new car purchase

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We are deciding between purchase of a 2011 Toyota Prius 114k miles and a 2008 Honda Accord 120k miles. In interested in feedback about common repair work done on each car and ease of repairs on each. Consumer reports categorizes both Prius and Accord as being a "good used car"bet. Potential need for large battery in the Prius is a concern. Does YM work on hybrid cars? Could YM replace the large battery (not car battery) in a hybrid like a Prius? What about ease of common repairs for hybrid Prius vs Accord. This is important to know since I would use YM again for future service. Thank you.

Hi there. Thank you for submitting your question to us. In short, our mobile mechanics do not provide most repair services on hybrid vehicles as you’ve listed. They tend to be very complicated and are typically best suited to have a dealership or authorized Toyota service center complete. The typical repairs and maintenance for the Honda Accord are among our service offerings. I think you’ll also find in your research that when a hybrid has mechanical problems, the cost to repair them is much higher than a traditional combustion engine (like the Accord has). Thanks again for contacting us and asking about the services we offer. In this case, for cost and ease of maintenance and service; the Honda is probably the best bet.

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