Prius converter stolen 4 times on the same car

prius converter welded in place with 4 cable

Converter Theft is out of control Having your catalytic converter stolen is bad luck. Having it stolen 4 times in a row? Well, that’s living in Berkeley with Gen2 Prius. That’s exactly what happened to one of our customers. In case you’re thinking of blaming the victim and saying, “Well everyone knows Prius converters are …

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Is it necessary to fix that ABS light?

ABS light shining on a Prius dashboard

The real cost of ignoring an ABS light When money’s tight, ABS lights tend to be ignored. Unlike the check engine light, California doesn’t require these systems work in order to re-register your car. As long as you’re not polluting the environment, you’re welcome to endanger yourself and others. But are you? Endangering others that …

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How to reset the maintenance required light on a 2004-2009 Toyota Prius

This falls under the “really old news category”, but I’m writing it for a reason. I just had a customer call in to schedule a 5K service because her maint req light was on. When I checked her file, we had just done a service about 2,000 miles ago. Oops! I know, it’s lame. Anyway, …

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Wayback

You may be familiar with the “wayback machine”. If not, you should be! It’s an archive of the internet. Yep, the whole thing. For how long? You guessed it — way back. Anyway, as I was updating our website and and proudly showing off my work, one of my co-workers said, “I dunno. Looks OK …

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Stolen Catalytic Converter

Concerned about the increase in stolen catalytic converter and what to do about theft deterrence? Read more about what is going on, and how to schedule with Art’s Automotive to reduce your risk of becoming victim of catalytic converter theft.