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Toyota Regenerative Braking System

The brake system of a hybrid may have multiple components to perform regenerative braking and pedal simulation.

Toyota Prius Battery Codes P0A7F, P2011 and P0A80

A second generation Toyota Prius is at least 12 years old and batteries may need to be replaced. Here’s what the codes mean.

AAPEX Mobility Garage Training To Focus On Electric Cars, AFVs, Shop Equipment And Technology

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with exhibiting companies showcasing their newest and soon-to-be released products in Mobility Garage.

Hybrid Maintenance: Fluid Service Considerations

Does the phrase “hybrid fluid maintenance” scare you? It shouldn’t. With more than 4 million hybrids on the road, and many of your customers considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid vehicles is in your future.

Fighting The Funk

How to deal with the smells from your customers’ HVAC systems.

Servicing and Maintaining Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

In this episode of the Lubrizol 360 podcast, we discuss the service and maintenance implications of the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles. We sit down with Lubrizol’s Martin Birze and My Hang Truong discuss how vehicles like the BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are changing how engine oil and driveline fluids

CarMD 2018 Vehicle Health Index Finds Toyota Most Reliable, Mazda Most Affordable Brand To Repair

Published annually since 2011, this Index analyzes check engine repairs and costs and ranks the vehicles accordingly.

CRP Automotive Adds AAE Remanufactured Steering Racks For Chevy, Buick, Ford And Toyota

CRP Automotive offers remanufactured manual steering rack & pinion for Toyota Prius 1.8L 2010-’11, Prius 1.5L 2012-’15 and Prius Hatchback 1.8L 2012-’15 models (CRP P/N 6972).

Racing At 14,110 Feet On Kilowatt Hours: How Battery-Powered Vehicles Are Changing The Service Market

Call it a technological revolution in progress, but Volkswagen’s new all-electric I.D. R prototype hill climb car has successfully challenged the modified electric vehicle class record of 8 minutes, 57.118 seconds, set by Rhys Millen at Colorado’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2016.

Continental Introduces VDO Battery Cooling Fans For Popular Hybrids

Key applications include the Ford C-Max and Fusion, Lexus CT 200h and ES 3000h, and Toyota Avalon, Camry, Prius and Prius V models. These new direct replacement components were previously available as dealer-only parts and are now offered for aftermarket service.

Hybrid Wheel Bearing Service

There are more than four million hybrid vehicles in the U.S. All of them are equipped with brakes and wheel bearings. When servicing hybrid vehicles, it is critical that the hybrid or regenerative brake systems be disabled. It should also be a common practice to remove the keys from the vehicle and place them in an area that is far enough away from the vehicle, as some hybrid systems will sense if the key is near. As the driver approaches the vehicle, some vehicles will not only unlock the doors, but also activate systems like brakes and the drivetrain.

Toyota Brake Repair Tips

If you are replacing a caliper that has locked up and created a great deal of heat, you should also replace the brake hose. This is a good practice anytime, but particularly important with the Toyota line, as the hose can fail at the caliper fitting after being subjected to the extreme heat.