Hi folks, anonymous version of another PC poster here (a formality, really) with an inquiry that needs to remain anonymous for the time being. Seriously considering starting up an independent hybrid business over here, real small scale since I don't have a ton of startup capital. I am already working on the first big investment, the Toyota scan tool. This would be enough, in combination with all my other tools and training, to get me off the ground. If this gets big, I would rent a bay from a local shop to have a lift and other such equipment. I would be working another full-time job (no conflict of interest, wouldn't get fired for the side jobs) and doing this as a side gig for some time until things got busy enough to support a full-time gig, if that would happen... but would be doing everything but oil changes, tire rotations, and warranty work on the hybrids. Made up a tentative flyer already, detailing the basics of the operation, listed below. Would you go to someone like this in your area to work on your Prius/Hycam/HiHy? Feedback? Please let me know what you think! Independent Toyota Hybrid Specialist Tired of going to dealerships to service your Toyota hybrid? Prius --- Highlander Hybrid --- Camry Hybrid Hybrid Synergy Drive specialist: ASE Master Certified Technician Toyota Certified Technician 10 years vehicle repair and car audio experience 2.5 years dealership, diagnostic, and hybrid vehicle experience Services offered: Diagnostics: in-dash warning lights, check engine lights, drivability issues Repair work: can do most repair jobs Major interval services: 30k, 60k services, etc Convenience: smart key programming, adjust user-defined settings Aftermarket add-ons: backup cameras, satellite radios, EV switches, etc Warranty consultations: will it be covered by Toyotaâ€™s warranty? Other preventive maintenance Happy to recommend other outlets for: Oil changes and Tire rotations/balancing Body work Warranty repairs Service philosophy: Hybrid vehicles are meant to be low-maintenance. I do not recommend unneeded services, to keep your total cost of ownership low. I am out to fix your car right the first time should it need repair. Repairs are made using only Genuine Toyota parts. Equipment: I am equipped with Toyotaâ€™s diagnostic scan tool to access the hybrid-specific functions of your vehicle, and connected to Toyotaâ€™s technical information service to keep most up-to-date on hybrids. Prices: Please call for estimate. Labor rates approximately 50% of dealer rates. Cash or check payment only, please. Mobile service: For an additional mobile charge, I can come to you! Please call to set up an appointment time.