We’re a top rated local Toyota Prius repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. The Toyota Prius is one of the more popular commuter vehicles on the market right now. As one of the first eco-friendly vehicles out, it’s maintained a reputation for being consistent, dependable, and offering a lot better fuel economy compared with larger vehicles. Despite Toyota’s incredible reputation for durability, Prius still need maintenance from time to time, and it’s important to work with a qualified mechanic to get high-quality work that will last. If you’re looking for a mechanic that can help take care of your Prius in the greater East Bay area, including the San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo areas, Precision Auto Care can help. Not sure Precision Auto Care is right for you? Let’s talk about some of the common Prius problems and how we resolve them for our customers.


Major Tune-Up

Looking for a top-rated local auto repair shop to tune up your vehicle? We offer major tune-up services including spark plug replacement, oil change, belt and hose replacement, windshield wiper replacement, fluid refilling, tire check, balancing and rotation, and more. Schedule an appointment today!

Brake Replacement

Is it time for new brakes? Are you hearing any squeaking or screeching coming from your car? It may be just your brake pads, or you might need a complete brake replacement. Just bring your car in or have it towed to our shop and we’ll take a look.


Your windshield is probably one of the parts of your Prius that you don’t think about until it starts causing problems. They’re critical, but also largely invisible parts of your vehicle, which can lead to a lot of frustration when they crack and need servicing. Unfortunately, one of the problems with Prius’ is that they tend to windshield issues, even without hazardous conditions or reasons for the windshield to crack. Temperature differences, pressure changing how the windshield flexes, and other problems can all cause a significant crack. Rocks and gravel are also a problem since chips from a rock can quickly spread into a crack. Depending on the problem you have you might be able to get a chip repair that stabilizes the windshield before a crack happens. However, once you have a crack your windshield will need replacing. Precision Auto Care will match you with an exact fit for your windshield, and give you a stable install that should help the windshield last as long as possible.


Another common Prius problem is oil consumption. This can be a result of engine wear and tear in older vehicles, piston problems, clogged ports, and a variety of other engine and fuel system inefficiencies. If you’re coming in with excessive oil consumption we’ll take a close look at your engine to identify the exact problem you’re dealing with, and then work with you to come up with a maintenance or repair game plan that will get your engine’s oil use back to normal.


Prius engines might be incredibly efficient, but they can also break down over time. Problems range from head gasket issues (requiring a replacement gasket) to overheating and stalling that can have a variety of causes. Depending on your engine symptoms we’ll perform an inspection to find the problem and then work with you to come up with a repair plan that makes sense for you, the age of the Prius, and the seriousness of the problem.


Headlights do need occasional replacements, but you should expect your headlights to last around 4 years at least before they need a routine replacement. Prius, however, are known to have some headlight problems that can make the headlights go out early. If your headlights aren’t performing we’ll check to see if it’s because you need a replacement bulb, the headlights aren’t aimed correctly, or if there is a wiring issue. Most of the time a simple repair will get you back on your feet. However, in the rare case that your headlights need outright replacement, we can do that too.


On other vehicles, we would suspect that incorrect fuel gauge readings were because of a bad fuel sending unit, but when it comes to a Prius there are a few other likely culprits. Toyota has a recalibration process specifically for this problem, and it resolves the issue a lot of the time. Whether recalibration is enough or you need replacement parts, Precision Auto Care will get your gauge working reliably. Need Prius maintenance now? Call Precision Auto Care to schedule an appointment.