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4 Reasons Why Owning A Toyota Prius In A Economic Downturn Is A Smart Move

Here are 4 good reasons to have a Prius when the economy is in chaos. So stop hoarding toilet paper and start paying more attention to your car.

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If we are honest here, things in the world seem a little shaken. With as much uncertainty as there is, you can, for sure, rely on your Prius to keep you mobile.

Here are four reasons why you should have a Toyota Prius in an economic crisis.

Excellent Fuel Economy
Prius is known for its great fuel economy. Should things go south for us, you can be assured that every gallon you pump into your Prius will be utilized to the maximum potential.

hypermile to the max with this Prius that runs on CNG

Be sure that you have taken the time to do all your maintenance during this time. Keeping your Prius in tip-top shape will ensure that you get maximum fuel economy. This will help keep your finances in check and ensure that you should not have any unseen large repair bills.

Easy/ Cheap To Fix
Should you Prius have an issue, do not be alarmed. First, check what trouble codes you have. Once you have discovered what is ailing your Prius, chances are it will not be hard to repair it.

Many Prius problems have simple and cost-effective solutions. Prius is so well built that the issues they face have problems that are common across platforms. This also means that places other than dealerships have found lower-cost solutions to help keep your Prius working.

Low Maintenance Cost
Prius was made to keep costs low to owners. Most anything on Prius can be done for cheap. You can do a full synthetic oil change for around $25 if you are a DIYer.

The cooling system is a cheap one too. Zerex makes the exact same coolant that your Prius needs, and it is a fraction of the cost as the stuff at the dealer.

Toyota super long life coolant and Zerex they are the same

Spark plugs are easy to replace and can be done for under $50 getting quality Denso or NGK plugs. Simple tools make this project a breeze, and doing this on your own will save you big.

Make sure your tires have proper inflation pressures and that your air filter is clean too. All of these little things are ultra simple and can be done for less than $100 if you are doing it yourself. Need help? Check out all the videos YouTube has to help get you through these maintenance repairs.

Owning a Prius does not have to be expensive, and learning the basics of taking care of it will save you a lot of money.

Unprecedented Reliability
Prius is a car that honestly can be driven with little to no worry. Prius is a feat of technological genius. Toyota knew that for people to embrace this car, it would need to be solid. Reliability has always been at the forefront of the cars Toyota builds.

If Prius were not as reliable as it is, the car would have flopped, and we would still be driving around bigger gas guzzler cars. Prius is one of the best cars you can own.

Conclusion
The Toyota Prius has many good qualities; I am sure you have things you like about it. After owning 6 of them myself I can see why people like them so much. They are cheap to buy and own do the right thing and get a Prius today.

Thank you for reading. Stay safe out there and keep your social distance. Maybe give a wave to another Prius owner or start a chat in the group. There are also a lot of people joining the Green Car Movement on Facebook too. See you in the next story, 2 Reasons To Consider The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Over The Toyota Prius.

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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Instructor of Automotive Technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. Read more of Peter's stories at Toyota news coverage on Torque News. Search Toyota Prius Torque News for more in depth Prius coverage from our reporters.

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