Prius Mechanics in Boston Area

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  1. Bluesman78

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    I've tried my best to look online for a non-dealer mechanic who can work on Prius. I mean more simple things like draining the transmission fluid without explaining it needs the toyota replacement, etc.

    I'm looking for the Boston/Somerville/Cambridge area. Given the demographics of this area either every mechanic does this or there have to be some that only work on hybrids.

    Thanks again!
     
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    For stuff like transmission fluid changes maybe a PriusChat member in the area can help you out? It is a pretty easy DIY. From reports here, most of the cases of wrong fluid being used are non-dealer mechanics, fwiw.

    The name of the game is raise/level the car, drain, fill with Toyota ATF WS, till it starts coming back out.
     
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    Perhaps when he returns from vacation, @bisco could be of assistance.
     
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    Bisco? He doesn't even change his own oil
     
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    There's a DIY auto shop about an hour away in Providence, with mechanics on hand to help. Haven't been there myself but it seems popular.
     
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    To have a decent chance of getting it done right, with the transaxle fluid change: bring your own bottles, the right stuff. And might as well bring the fill and drain bolt washers. Then, they'll probably use a pump that's been used to pump other fluids, so there'll be some contamination, depending on how well they cleaned the pump.
     
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    as you said, any mech in cambridge/somerville should have the knowledge and experience. just quiz her before giving the go ahead.
     
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    All the mechs in canbridge/somerville are female?
    You learn something new every day here :D

    Thanks, Bisco.
     
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    oh ya, luscious. i mean, brilliant.
     
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    Well, the Brilliant ones are. I understand all the Luscious ones are all in SF. (y)
     
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    look for a triple a rated mechanic, i think they have to meet some standards.
     
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    An A for AA, perhaps? :rolleyes:
     
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    What stupid answers you all gave to a decent question: “where are the specialist (Prius only...)” mechanics in the Boston area...
     
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    uh-oh :oops:
     
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