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Prius repair shops

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[OP]
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Nov 5, 2012
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OAKVILLE

Prius repair shops

Can anyone recommend a good Toyota prius repair shops at Oakville/Burlington? I spoke with few local repair shops, they aren't accepting hybrid cars.
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I suspect that independent shops cannot afford the tools and test equipment for hybrid cars. The training is also quite intensive and extensive. Small shops just don't have the time or money and the flow through is not sufficient to pay for that investment.
Your best (and perhaps only) bet is the dealer. There are actually some dealers that cannot sell hybrids because they did not make the investment in tools, equipment and technician training so the OEM will not allow them to sell hybrids.
I actually would suspect an independent shop that claims they can work on all hybrids.
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OP, what is the problem with your prius? Are you having issues with the battery pack?
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Robinson's in Mississauga does hybrids (even though not a RFD favorite)
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l69norm wrote: Robinson's in Mississauga does hybrids (even though not a RFD favorite)
Agreed. Every visit comes with lube and brake cleaner.

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thanks, I will check Robinson's in Mississauga.

@er34er34 - I don't have problem with the battery, but my car started showing symptoms of more other problem as it is 9 years old. I usually go with Milton Toyota but they seems very expensive and I am looking for alternative options.
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koffey wrote: Agreed. Every visit comes with lube and brake cleaner.
Time to move on and get out of the past.
Robinson was a good shop then and it still is now. Some RFD know it alls and internet mechanics and business made a huge issue out of nothing.
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