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Prius Service in Albany, CA

Just a few days ago we wrote about Prius repairs, and it was a short blog post. Prius services are a subject that’s a bit more involved. Naturally the most frequent service will be Prius oil change. Toyota Prius vehicles are well-known for excessive oil consumption, so we not only recommend regular oil changes every 5,000 miles, but also  checking engine oil level every 1,000 miles or so. Another service will be brake pads replacement. Fortunately, on Prius vehicles that is an infrequent affair. While a typical non-hybrid vehicle will need new brake pads every 25,000 – 50,000 miles, it is not uncommon for Prius vehicles to go over 100,000 miles on the same set of brake pads. Thanks to regenerative braking, your Prius’ brake pads are used a lot less frequently than on a non-hybrid, gasoline powered vehicle.   A service that should be performed on a Prius every two years is brake fluid change. Brake fluid deteriorates over time, absorbs moisture from the air ... read more

Brake Pads Replacement in Albany CA

Your vehicle has many parts that wear out over time. The brake system has brake pads, and in some cases brake shoes, that wear out.  This is completely normal, as they are used to generate friction that slows down the car and the friction wears them down. This means that the brake system needs regular inspections and occasional brake pad replacement. Ideally you would have brakes inspected at the same time as your vehicle gets an oil change. At Adams Autoworx Albany we offer brake inspections for vehicle owners who live in Albany, Kensington and El Cerrito. Regular brake inspections give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the brakes were inspected by highly skilled professionals.  If you suspect any issues with the brakes, it is important to have them inspected - some of these warning signs could be: Grinding or squealing noises when applying the brakes Brake pedal pulsates when brakes are applied Brake pedal feels spongy At Adams Autoworx in Albany we of ... read more

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