A Brief History of the Toyota Prius
Since its U.S. debut around the year 2000, the Toyota Prius has become synonymous with the term hybrid vehicle. It made history as the first mass-produced hybrid car, marketed to the general public as a budget-friendly alternative amidst rising fuel costs. Since then, its name alone has since cemented the presence of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the automotive market.
Toyota Prius Today
Fast forward to today, and the Toyota Prius remains an economical, fuel-efficient, and dependable choice for daily commuters in the U.S. Recent statistics reveal that the Prius has achieved over 6 million global sales, solidifying its position as a prominent and dependable hybrid vehicle in the market. Thanks to its unwavering reliability, it also continues to be a sought-after choice in the used vehicle market.
Every vehicle, regardless of manufacturer or type, will eventually require professional maintenance. Advanced Car Care Center Inc. is proud to be Strafford, Missouri's premier Toyota repair facility, with an impeccable reputation for providing exceptional Toyota repair, maintenance, and services.
Types of Prius We Service
Toyota Prius: The Toyota Prius is a traditional hybrid car that sets the standard for the hybrid vehicles market. From 2014 onward, all Prius models have been awarded either a 4 or 5-star overall safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of the highest safety ratings in the United States.
Toyota Prius Prime: The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which means that it can run on electricity alone for a limited distance before needing to switch to its gasoline engine. Unlike its conventional hybrid counterpart, the Prius Prime requires an external EV charging station to keep its battery charged.
The Prius Prime has received numerous awards, including the title of Most Awarded Vehicle in 2017 and a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2024 Prius Prime has an all-electric range of 39 to 44 miles, and it can travel up to 550 to 600 miles on a single tank of gas and a fully charged battery.
Toyota Prius c: The Toyota Prius c was initially marketed as an urban-friendly vehicle with a fuel economy designed for city driving. Compared to its counterparts, it was the smallest model within the Prius lineup and embraced a conventional hatchback aesthetic. As of 2019, its production has been discontinued in the United States.
Toyota Prius v: The Toyota Prius v was designed to offer more interior space and versatility than the standard Prius, with increased front head and shoulder room, rear legroom, and cargo space. The v in Prius v stands for versatility, highlighting the car's impressive cargo capacity, which even surpassed that of most small SUVs. The Prius v was discontinued in the United States in 2017.
Other Makes and Models: In addition to our expertise with the Toyota Prius, we have experience servicing a wide range of other Toyota models, as well as other Asian and European import vehicles.
Key Facts about Toyota Prius and Its Maintenance
The Prius boasts an exceptionally high level of durability. Starting from the 2020 model year, the warranty for each Toyota hybrid battery has been extended, shifting from 8 years/100,000 miles to either 10 years from the date of initial use or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. Nevertheless, numerous Prius vehicles go beyond these standards, with some achieving mileages ranging from 150,000 to 200,000 miles.
Even older Prius models exhibit robust performance, frequently rivaling their newer counterparts. There have been a few instances of Prius vehicles exceeding 600,000 miles with their original batteries intact.
The Toyota Prius has retained Consumer Reports’ Green Top Pick status impressive 11 consecutive years, spanning from 2013 to 2023.
Advanced safety technology, including lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control, are available in the majority of recent models.
Detailed Table for Your Toyota Prius Maintenance Schedule
Both the traditional Toyota Prius hybrid and the plug-in hybrid Prius Prime typically do not require extremely specialized maintenance. In fact, routine maintenance mirrors that of traditional gasoline vehicles, including tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, tire rotations, brake inspections, and other standard automotive services. Beyond these, the primary focus of hybrid maintenance centers around the care and upkeep of its (relatively small) electric battery.
|5,000 Mile Service or Every 6 Months
|Engine oil change and filter replacement, tire rotation, brake inspection, check wiper fluid levels
|15,000 Mile Service or Every 18 Months
|Cabin air filter replacement, engine oil change and filter replacement, tire rotation, brake inspection, check wiper fluid levels
|30,000 Mile Service or Every 36 Months
|Engine air filter replacement, cabin air filter replacement, engine oil change and filter replacement, tire rotation, brake inspection, check wiper fluid levels
|60,000 Mile Service or Every 6 Years
|Clean high-voltage battery (HV battery) filter, engine air filter replacement, cabin air filter replacement, engine oil change and filter replacement, tire rotation, brake inspection, check wiper fluid levels
|120,000 Mile Service or Every 10 to 12 Years
|Engine and spark plug replacements, clean high-voltage battery (HV battery) filter, engine air filter replacement, cabin air filter replacement, engine oil change and filter replacement, tire rotation, brake inspection, check wiper fluid levels
Strafford’s Prius Service Experts
- Toyota Prius Oil Change Services
- Effective Brake Repairs for Your Toyota Prius
- Get the Best Tire Services for Your Toyota Prius
- Comprehensive Toyota Prius Engine Repairs
- Toyota Prius Transmission Repairs and Replacements
- Toyota Prius Heating and AC Repairs Done Right
What Makes Us Strafford’s Favorite Prius Repair Shop
Much like Toyota, a globally renowned automotive and manufacturing giant celebrated for its innovation, quality, and sustainability, Advanced Car Care Center Inc. embodies these values in Missouri's aftermarket. Our integrity aligns seamlessly with Toyota's high standards and reliability, reflecting our shared commitment to exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, and quality automotive care. Beyond our commitment to excellence, we are deeply committed to uplifting and supporting our local communities.
We take pride in using authentic, top-quality NAPA components for all our repairs, complemented by advanced digital inspections that include images, videos, and detailed explanations for every vehicle. Additionally, we offer an extensive 3-year/36,000-mile nationwide warranty covering eligible parts and labor. For your convenience, we can arrange local transportation, shuttle services, or provide courtesy vehicles during your visit.
Whether you prefer to schedule your appointment online or reach us at 417-736-0040, we invite you to experience firsthand what sets us apart. Advanced Car Care Center Inc. is your trusted partner for all your Toyota repair and automotive care needs in Strafford, Missouri.