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Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance from Boise Experts

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Your Prius is built to function without flaw across the long haul, yet there will come a time when it needs maintenance and possibly a repair or two.  We understand you would prefer to continue driving without interruption so we go out of our way to ensure your maintenance or repair session goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. 

Winter Weather Tips for Your Ignition Interlock Device

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While having an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle is not always ideal, it is essential to maintain it so that it performs accurately and helps you have limited issues in your daily life.

Don't Let Winter Wear Down Your Diesel Engine

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As the cooler temperatures start to creep in, your diesel engine is not a fan and can experience significant wear during the winter months. Before the weather continues to cool off or get any worse than it may be already, there are a few diesel engine maintenance tips to keep in mind to protect your engine through the seasonal weather.

The Basics of Your Vehicle's Transmission Fluid Exchange

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Most people are aware that proactive maintenance of vehicle transmission fluid is important. However, plenty of people are unaware as to why transmission fluid exchange is essential for vehicle functionality. Let’s take a closer look at vehicle transmission fluid exchange.

Establishing a Relationship with Your Local Mechanic

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When you own a vehicle, car repairs are inevitable. By establishing a good relationship with a local mechanic, you can get quality repairs at affordable costs. Here are some tips on finding a reliable mechanic and establishing a rapport with him (or her) so you can benefit from all that he (or she) has to offer.

Preparing Your Vehicle for The Changing Seasons

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The changing of seasons from Summer to Fall is a great time to get your vehicle all of the routine maintenance that it needs. This can include changing or topping off fluids, getting an oil change, having your tires inspected, and more.  

Fall can present challenges for your vehicle, so you'll want to make sure that it’s prepared with these car maintenance steps.

Is It Time for Your Vehicle to Get a Tune-Up?

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Keeping up with the maintenance on your vehicle is an important responsibility as a car owner. As our cars start to age and rack up the miles on the odometer, it is essential to maintain tune-ups for your vehicle and proactive maintenance. In order to maximize the life of your car, these periodic services are required to give your engine a boost.

What To Know About Diesel Engines

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Diesel engines have distinctive maintenance services that differ from a non-diesel engine. For someone who has not owned a diesel engine vehicle before, there are a few things to keep in mind when scheduling maintenance in the months ahead. 

Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance Costs

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The differences between hybrid and regular cars are many, but they share more than they differ. Hybrids use less gas, but they still use an internal combustion engine. Like any car, a hybrid needs regular maintenance to keep it running at its best and occasionally needs a replacement part. Most of the standard maintenance of a hybrid is getting oil changes on time. And like any car, they occasionally need a new battery to replace a bad one.

How to Prevent Ignition Interlock Issues

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With your ignition interlock set up and ready to use, you want to avoid problems and keep it operating smoothly. It shouldn't be a huge inconvenience; it should be a device that allows you to stay on the road, stay compliant, and not interfere with your regular work life.