Battery and Electrical Systems
Two Hybrid Trained Technicians
Courtesy Auto Service at the Tacoma Mall is the one choice to make when your Prius or other Hybrid car or truck needs repair. With not one but two trained Hybrid technicians, we have the experience and know-how to repair your Hybrid right… the very first time.
Advanced Hybrid Diagnostics
Because Hybrid technology is found on only the latest model vehicles, the diagnostic equipment used to diagnose and troubleshoot these vehicles must be the newest hardware, and must also have the latest software updates. Rest assured that Courtesy Auto Service has exactly the equipment necessary to get to the root of the problem – and make the needed repairs – fast!
Located right at the Tacoma Mall, Courtesy is uniquely placed to allow you to conveniently combine your repair or maintenance appointment with your other shopping, dining, or entertainment. No need to make a special, out-of-the-way trip when you can get it all done today, often while you are doing other, more enjoyable things. Our location is just one of the ways we put Hybrid owners like you in the driver’s seat!
Hybrid Synergy Drive / Power Split Device (PSD)
The technology behind the Toyota Prius’ Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) is pretty amazing. At it’s core is an elegant but fairly simple little set of gears named the PSD, or Power Split Device. Operating in a planetary manner, the PSD eliminates the necessity of having a traditional stepped gearbox and transmission components. This effectively removes the typically familiar lurch and rev acceleration found in gas-powered cars and trucks. It functions like a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but with a fixed gear ratio.
This is only one example of the primary differences in Hybrid technology that make specialized training a necessity in order to maintain and repair these technologically advanced vehicles. Another reason why our trained, experienced, and knowledgeable technicians should make Courtesy your first choice when it comes to servicing your Hybrid.