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This inverter unit controls the electrical power flows to and from the batteries, the electric motors, the generators and the AC air compressor for Hybrid air condition 
The Toyota inverter unit contains 2 inverter circuits and a converter / voltage controller.
The power inverter converts the DC voltage of 201.6 volts to an alternating voltage of 500 volts for the electric motor. The small inverter provides the Hybrid AC compressor power supply for Prius  air conditioning. The DC / DC converter takes care of the 12 Volt for the battery.


How does the Power converter / inverter look inside? To give you an idea, here are two pictures of the Prius 1 converter / inverter


 The Hybrid Battery

The THS II Prius Hybrid battery is of nickel metal hydride type (NiMH).
This is a extremely powerful  hybrid battery has a weight of almost 100 lbs
Toyota hybrid battery currently has the highest power density among hybrid batteries

The Prius HV battery consists of:

28 Modules
6 Cells per Module
168 Cells Total
1.2 Volts per Cell
201.6 Volts Total
6.5 A / H (3h)

The HV battery is placed on the bottom plate above the rear axle of Prius. The charging level of the HV battery is held by the computer system between 40% and 80%, which means that Toyota follows a car alarm. There is therefore a full factory warranty of 8 years.
The lifetime of the HV battery in the Prius has been tested in various ways by means of lifetime simulations, but in practice.
The HV battery has been tested at taxi companies in Japan, Sweden and Canada.

Toyota Prius Charging level indicator 

The charge level of the HV battery is maintained by the control software at a level between 40% and 80%. As an indication for the current level, an icon in the energy plate is placed on the central display. This icon indicates the level between 40% and 80% by means of bars. There is also a color indication.


Green is above the norm – The computer system will limit the charging of the HV battery, also limit regenerative power generation and even completely stop at the highest permitted charging level. As far as possible, energy will be extracted from the battery for the drive.

Blue is within the norm – All regenerative energy can be discharged towards the HV battery and the battery can and can provide maximum power for the drive.

Pink is below the standard – The withdrawal of power from the HV battery for the drive is limited and completely stopped at the lowest permissible level.Also, the combustion engine will no longer switch off, but ensure a charging current through the generator to the HV battery.

In an intermediate phase, both electrical power can flow to the HV battery and to the electric motor for the drive.This process is regulated using a number of parameters, such as generated electrical energy (MG1), energy required for the HV battery (charge level), NiMh temperature and required electrical energy for the drive (MG2).

prius battery charge indictor


Prius 12 volts battery


The Toyota Prius has a 12V – 35 Amp / hr lead / cadmium Battery, this battery provides the power supply of the control, control and control systems.This battery is in the luggage compartment and is not just auxiliary battery but essential for the proper functioning of the Prius.
The auxiliary battery is charged from the HV battery via the converter. Loading starts when the hybrid system is started via the Powerbutton. The combustion engine does not need to be in operation for this purpose. 

The Prius Inverters / Converter

Power Inverter The power inverter of the Prius is an electrical converter that converts the DC power of the HV battery and the AC voltage of MG1 and MG2. The inverter consists of two 3-phase bridge circuits, one for MG1 and one for MG2, each circuit consists of 6 power pulses and converts the DC power of the HV battery into a three phase AC voltage and the alternating AC voltage of MG1 and MG2 in a Direct voltage. The activation of the power transistors is controlled by the HV-ECU. This sends a control signal to the power transistors. In the inverter there are a number of sensors / sensors that send information about the supplied power, voltage level, temperature to the HV-ECU. The inverter in the Prius II is also equipped with a voltage amplifier circuit which increases the input voltage (201.6 volts) of the HV battery to an output voltage of up to 500 volts for MG2. The inverter controls the voltage level based on the power requested by the HV-ECU between 201.6 volts and 500 volts, thus keeping the current to MG2 equal. The inverter produces quite a lot of heat during these control operations, so that it must be cooled by a separate and internal cooling circuit together with MG1 and MG2.



 There is also a separate second and smaller inverter circuit, this circuit converts the 201.6 volt DC power from the HV battery to a 201.6 volt AC voltage for the air conditioning compressor.


The Hybrid Converter

 The Prius II converter is placed in the lower part of the compact housing. The converter is responsible for converting the 201.6 volts DC from the HV battery to 12 volts DC for the charging of the auxiliary battery

The 201.6 volts are initially converted by a power transistor bridge cc to 201.6 volts AC, then transformed to a lower voltage by a transformer, then converted into and DC voltage by a rectifier circuit.
The converter also controls the function of the voltage regulator, the voltage level of the auxiliary battery, is controlled and maintained by the converter. The charging of the auxiliary battery is thus not dependent on the incineration of the internal combustion engine. The charging of the auxiliary battery begins when the hybrid system is activated using the power button.

Toyota Hybrid Battery

A closed NiMh battery is mounted for the power supply of the drive via the MG2 electric motor. The HV battery is placed in the rear area on the bottom plate above the rear of the Prius. The battery is equipped with a separate cooling system with fan and is cooled from the interior with suction air. The closed NiMh battery of the Prius II is loaded by MG1 and the regenerative brake system (MG2).

Battery and Ecu charge levels and condition of the HV battery are monitored. Battery-Ecu receives various status signals from the HV battery, such as the battery temperature, outdoor temperature, voltage level of each module, and power to and from the HV battery.
The Battery-ECU checks the process of charging and charging the HV battery and the required cooling. The Battery-ECU communicates continuously with the HV-ECU. The Battery-ECU sends charging / discharge signals to the HV-ECU. The HV-ECU keeps the charging state at the desired level by calculating the load and discharge amp and, if necessary, adjusting the hybrid drive status. The HV-ECU control is configured to keep the charging level of the HV battery as much as possible between 40% and 80% to ensure a long battery life. If the battery pack temperature becomes too high, loading / unloading is limited or interrupted and an alarm is generated.



Our Hybrid Repair Shop

Hybrid repair




At Prius repair shop we specialize in Hybrid repair Such as Toyota Hybrid Lexus Hybrid Repair , Honda Hybrid Repair specially Toyota Prius since 2001, we have invested in EV tool and computerized equipment for Toyota Prius  Hybrid repair and hybrid vehicle service and repair. Toyota has almost entirely designed the hybrid drive of the new Prius third generation engine and Prius transmission. the ride of Toyota Prius becomes more powerful. the part shown here is the electrical part of the hybrid drive. the left one is configuration of the second-generation of Toyota Prius. and the right is belong to second generation of Toyota Prius. as you can see The AC synchronous electric motor/generator and modified configuration of Prius transmission.

Prius Engine repair






Toyota promises that the Prius offers the same comfort and very smooth rides, in the city drive Toyota Prius surpasses that promise thank to the perfectly silent electric motor. But on the highway, the Prius offers great comfort, the car glides like a true limousine on the highway. The new EGR system allows for the recovery of heat from the exhaust gas stream. this allows for a shorter pre-heating time of cooling system of the internal combustion engine, so it has been previously heated up. therefore, the engine may stop earlier. in additional, there is faster heat available for heating the interior. the EGR system. increases the efficiency of the overall hybrid drive relative to the drive in Prius 2





The new power control unit inverter/converter is more compact design and direct cooling of the IGBT power transistors. the converter increase the voltage of 201.6 volts DC to 650 volts and a second DC/DC converter. increase the voltage of 201.6 volts DC to   650 volts DC and a second DC/DC converter converts the 201.6 volts into 12 volts serving charging the 12-volts auxiliary battery.

Rebuild prius Hybrid battery




at Toyota Prius repair shop we rebuild your existing Prius battery pack, the new battery pack of the Prius 3 consist of 28 module of 6 cells of 1.2 volts. each module provides a voltage of 9.6 volts. the total connected load of the battery pack is 201.6 volts. the total maximum peak power of the new battery pack is 27kw (36hp)How you can damage hybrid battery pack of gen 3 Toyota Prius.Damage to the hybrid battery pack can be caused by too long to continue driving in EV mode. in a normal situation, the computer will turn off The EV mode when the charge level of hybrid battery becomes too low. the battery pack should adequately protected by existing  security measures in the logic according to Toyota against deep discharge. in some cases it appears that the security is not enough.sometimes there will merely and the driver can override this to continue driving the electric motor. for more information for hybrid battery please contact us 

Prius Auxiliary battery

if the charge level of the auxiliary battery is too low, eg by self-discharge, the Prius 12v battery will be discharge in a month, a battery should never be fully discharge. 11.5 volts is a safe limit, stronger discharge leads to defects at 10.7 volts. the battery is clinically dead. the problem with lead acid batteries applies to all cars and of course not only Prius.

Problem Arise when a low charge level of the Prius Auxiliary battery getting lower

-The Prius fob does not open only the diver side

-all the electrical system are dead. the Prius is not starting

-the auxiliary battery is not accessible, because the rear door is not open

-the Prius is not going to move because parking brake is on

the Prius can be jump by using the jump start terminal and a second battery, the terminal is located under the hood in the box on the right side.

for learn more  information regarding Toyota Technology click here, for more information regarding your vehicle Hybrid repair please Contact Us

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Joy Gaston
23:53 09 Feb 22
Ken saved me and my 2005 Prius. I was fortunate to find him after my hybrid battery was failing. Ken was very straight forward with me and takes a lot of pride in his work. I decided to have him fix the battery in the hopes of getting more months of use from my car. Thanks Ken.read more
Daniel J. Kim
04:27 14 Jan 22
I discovered this place because of all the positive reviews (so all you people out there, never think that your reviews don't make a difference because they really do!). Those reviews are well deserved. This is a place that does its business with honesty and integrity. Ken is awesome and he has been very helpful with walking me through the overall inspection for a used Prius that I just bought. I will only come here for any work that needs to be done on my Prius.read more
Heather Phillips
23:46 27 Nov 21
I stumbled on this repair shop when I blew a head gasket in my 3rd Gen Prius. Since this is a common occurrence, Toyota actually addressed the situation in the 4th Gen cars. Ken's in-depth knowledge and expertise made it possible to fix the problem as Toyota did! I can't say enough, he is trustworthy and I will not take my car anywhere else (even though I had to ship it from Chicago)!! What really makes this shop stand out from any others I've ever had to deal with is the amount of care and explanation Ken puts into his work. He is always accessible and follows through with everything he has promised!read more
04:38 25 Nov 21
I prefer an independent shop over the Dealer and this place did not disappoint. Very knowledgeable and professional. Ken walked me through the problem and likely solutions. I had an overheating engine on my Prius V with 135,000 miles. Water pump and thermostat replaced. So far so good!read more
Yurian Falls
19:00 01 Nov 21
After using the local Toyota dealership for years, and paying outrageous prices on regular maintenance and unnecessary "recommended" repairs, I found this shop. Quick, efficient and affordable, and great customer service.read more
jaime rodriguez
01:26 24 Sep 21
It's miss my 2nd time on this shop the owner of the shop is very honest it will tell you right up what's wrong with your vehicle and its reasonable price Highly recommendedread more
John M
18:38 10 Aug 21
Great work, reasonable prices and if you have a Prius, this is absolutely the best shop to get it maintained.
Dan P
19:43 22 Jul 21
Ken is factory trained and is an expert on the Toyota hybrids. He walked me through the problem I was experiencing and totally explained the repair he was going to perform. Ken also explained to me the costs involved and presented me with options so I could make informed decisions. Ken’s only concern was to make sure the repairs would be done correctly and that I was totally satisfied with the service. I would highly recommend his services if you need a Toyota hybrid repair.read more
Farshad Sinsoleimani
14:28 16 Jul 21
Prompt, professional, and very knowledgeable about hybrid system. Ken troubleshot the air conditioning on my 2005 prius in 2 hours and fix the problem in less than half a day. Aapparently my previous trusted mechanic messed it up. Price is reasonable too . Will definitely go back to keep my car in a good shape. If you have a hybrid do not let any regular mechanic touch your car. It's a different system and needs the expertise, tools and special software for most of the systems . Thanks Ken.read more
Ben Borja
00:29 15 Jul 21
Ken from Caspian Motors was accommodating and took my car in quickly. My hybrid battery had expired, and he was able to get the vehicle working again within two days for almost half the price that my Toyota Dealership quoted me. I highly recommend, and so far my mileage is good again and my car runs smoothly. He also supplies a 2yr warranty to calm down any concerns. Highly recommended.read more
Yulia Potyrina
00:16 23 Jun 21
I got a second opinion here, it was much cheaper than at a previous place. Honest and fast service. Ken fixed my car the same day. Replaced the battery and took care of the Engine light.read more
Mike Porter
01:27 09 Jun 21
Ken changed my brake actuator, 4 brake pads, flushed brake fluid and changed my oil. He did all of this promptly and charged significantly less than the Toyota dealership even though he used brand OEM Toyota parts. Ken is one of those rare mechanics that surprise you with their knowledge and expertise. I found this out after having a lengthy conversation with him when diagnosing the issues with my car and getting into prius specific technicalities. Very knowledgeable, friendly, transparent and technical. Great overall experience, thanks Ken!read more
Daniel Sabri
01:51 02 Jun 21
A fantastic shop with an owner who truly knows his stuff when it comes to hybrids, more knowledgeable than anyone inside a dealership. If you have a Prius, this should be your new regular shop!read more
Vladimir Minin
18:04 27 May 21
Ken, the owner, is a pleasure to work with. Hi is honest, straightforward, always on time. He has been keeping our hard working 2016 Prius in tip top shape for a couple of years now. Very happy we found Ken's repair shop.read more
Paul Reiter
23:28 25 Mar 21
I had Ken rebuild the engine on my 2010 Prius and he was always very upfront and professional with regard to his recommendations and the cost. I felt confident knowing that he has performed hundreds of similar jobs on other Prius cars. I would highly recommend him for your Prius repairs.read more
Phoebe Hwang Jaramillo
05:07 28 Feb 21
Absolutely and highly recommend Ken if you own a hybrid. My 100K mile car feels brand new.
Carl McMillen
16:54 22 Feb 21
Great customer service and knowledge. Ken is up front and honest about repairs. He succeeded where other mechanics failed. Highly recommended.read more
Daniel Moa
16:52 11 Feb 21
Good work and service. Ken was honest and gave me a good price to help diagnose/fix our 2017 prius “pre collision malfunction” light that wouldn’t allow our car to drive more than 4 seconds. Definitely will bring it back for any repairs needed.read more
Davis Boone
02:30 14 Jan 21
Took my prius here to change the brakes and actuator and to replace a stolen cat converter. Ken was super informative, timely and has great prices. GO HERE!read more
08:45 27 Dec 20
Ken was so helpful and offered multiple options with upfront info on which would be a quick fix vs long lasting. He also gave great hybrid maintenance and upkeep advice.read more
Fred M
04:55 18 Dec 20
For about 8 years, I am still seeing the same quality and honesty as day first. I never change my repair location to any other place with the doubt that they might damage or break something and not letting me know. I feel this place trustworthy and professional, so, why should I look for any other place.read more
Faramarz AmiriRanjbar
20:24 30 Nov 20
It is very hard to find honest experts that are not after your money and focus on quality of the service that they provide. I am very impressed with the level of integrity and high quality work I've experienced with this shop. Ken is an amazing human being and a great example of professionalism and fantastic quality work.read more
Lucy Roy
00:03 27 Oct 20
Had a very nice experience here, Ken is great and very knowledgeable in what he does. Took my daughters car in with a broken touch screen, Ken replaced it with a new one and off we went. Definitely recommend this place.read more
Ann Verma
22:30 19 Oct 20
Appreciated the education and cost explanation about the repairs required along with a priority list provided quickly upon arrival. The turn around time showed efficacy. Highly recommend this provider.read more
Francisco Molano
19:14 14 Sep 20
Great services. :)
Christopher Hawkins
19:51 19 Aug 20
So glad I've found a good, trustworthy mechanic for my Prius. Thanks Ken!
Emanuel Margaretis
20:26 03 Aug 20
After years of BMW's and Mercedes as well as Toyota and Lexus, I have never had more personal and professional care than I received from Ken. Fair! Upfront and honest! Delivered on time and far less costly than any dealer or other shops I have been to. I have experienced everything you can imagine and that's after over 30 cars in my lifetime and more than 2 million miles accumulative. Ken is the BEST!!!!read more
bob ortiz
18:00 10 Jul 20
I went to see Ken regarding a sticky throttle on my 2010 Toyota Prius ,and he asked me 10 questions on the 11th question he “said do you have long floor mats “and I said I don’t know so he went and checked it and that was the problem . I know other Car Dealership would have taken and put in Throttlebody for $400-$800 repair and fix something that was not supposed to be fixed .so highly recommend Ken true honest reliable and 45% less expensive than Toyota dealerships.I guess is less expensive because 1) you don’t have to pay 💰 for the Service Writer. 2)you don’t have to pay for the Managers 💰 cut. 3) you don’t have to pay for the Dealerships bottom dollar. Ken uses all Genuine Toyota parts so this is a no brainer.read more
Tenacious Dmitchell
00:15 27 Jun 20
Fixed right the first time. Great competitive prices and on time with job. Don’t take your hybrid to just any mechanic. These guys are specialist with the hybrid system. Other mechanics don’t have enough experience to know how to fix it the first time around.read more
Tim Pham
22:57 26 May 20
Our 2009 Prius needed a Hybrid Battery replacement. Ken delivered on his promise. The car is running great so far.
Kasie Clampitt
05:39 01 Mar 20
After years of going to the dealership for years to maintain my 2010 Prius, I’ve finally decided to go to other individual auto shop for my regular maintenance. The reasons are the dealership always over charge you or try to up sell non-essential services to you. Having little knowledge of cars, I always went for whatever they recommended even though I knew in my heart that they over charged me for the services. Anyway, I found Caspian through Yelp and decided to give it a shot. Ken, the owner, was very helpful and professional. He gave me a lot of tips on what to do to make my car more fuel efficient. One time I called him up to see if he could help me to put on some venting tube in my battery compartment. He told me to drop by and he did it for no cost. I’ve given him my maintenance record from the dealership and from now on, whenever the maintenance required message pops up on the screen, I’m going to him for the regular maintenance. He is professional and an expert in Prius. Friendly and sincere. I’m glad to find him for my Prius!read more
Kristi Sanders
03:49 18 Nov 19
My Prius shut down while I was driving and I couldn't get it started again. I had no choice but to have it towed. While waiting for the tow truck I began researching hybrid specialist repair shops. Caspian popped up as the leading hybrid repair shop. The tow truck driver suggested a shop he knew of that did work on Prius engines. He said it would save me tow money since Triple A covers 7 miles for free and Caspian Motors was 15 miles from me. I had the car towed to the shop the tow truck driver recommended. Unfortunately half way through the day the shop Triple A recommended said they could not work on the car because they did not have the right equipment to fix my car. The shop suggested that the Toyota dealership would probably be the only shop to have the equipment needed. I called Caspian Motors and they informed me that they had the equipment needed for the job. After towing the truck there, Caspian was able to diagnose and fix the car within the day! I am so very grateful to find Caspian Motors and will only take my Prius to them from here on out.read more
Jim Rue
18:33 13 Nov 19
I chose Caspian Motors based on yelp reviews and proximity to where I live only. I made the right decision. Ken is a friendly and knowledgeable guy, and he helped me get my 2009 Prius back on the road quickly and for a reasonable price. I will call on him again, to be certain.read more
Christine Samuel
23:13 19 Oct 19
Expert, honest and reasonable prices. Ken told us what was wrong with our Prius (needed a rebuilt engine) and didn’t charge us for the diagnosis. We took it to the dealer for a second look and they charged us $100 to find out the same conclusion. Ken installed a rebuilt engine and now it runs like a new car. Thanks Ken!read more
Joshua L mjlg
06:18 19 Oct 19
SOOOO long story........ I was lied to by a seller on Facebook about a 2006 Prius. He told me the car just needed a new 12v battery and that it was it. My wife and I really trusted him as he seemed to actually be a christian and informed about the christian community. He had the this big acting role on how he was just selling the car with his wife, and they just had it sitting. However upon driving it more home after purchasing it, the car started to break down. I called the best mechanic shops around checking their reviews. However, I was left with unanswered questions and just possible wait times. Ken knew what was wrong just from me explaining the issues what it needed. THERE WAS NO ONE LIKE KEN... THERE IS NO ONE LIKE KEN. This man will truly take care of you. He made my car sound like a brand new car out the lot of a dealership. He really heard me out and was very upset that I had been screwed over so bad. I am utterly amazed after he changed my battery for a new hybrid battery from Toyota and giving me a complimentary service. I had taken my car apart to make some repairs in the back and he put it back together. I did not even need to ask him. He just did it. What is most special about Ken is his expertise, as well as his compassionate customer service. He spent time driving my car just to make sure it ran great. He even test drove it with me. This man does not take this job lightly, it is lifestyle of hard work and integrity. IF YOU NEED ANY SORT OF MECHANIC, ESPECIALLY FOR A PRIUS, THIS IS THE MAN YOU COME TO. BEST MECHANIC I HAVE DEALT WITH AND WILL DEAL WITH IT.read more
Jim M
18:48 03 Oct 19
Amazing service. Ken is absolutely knowledgeable and competent in his field of work. I wish I would have known about this shop before. Highly recommend coming here for your Prius needs! A+++++read more
Michael Young
03:07 20 Sep 19
I highly recommend this shop. Top notch service and workmanship. Ken was awesome and reasonably priced.
Kristina Covington
19:45 18 Sep 19
Replaced my Prius hybrid battery for a great price! Really took the time to explain to me what was going on with my car, which is hard to find at most mechanics. I even got complementary services in addition to this. Highly recommend this mechanic if you have a Prius.read more
Dark Wizard Pluto
07:28 28 Aug 19
Great service. Great warranty. Ken stands by his work!
Jason Rose
21:12 02 Aug 19
Ken is the man. Fair prices and great work. I would return and recommend to my family/friends.
stewart winkler
17:13 30 Jul 19
Ken really went above and beyond for me when we had issues with our car. I highly recommend him!
Ana Banana
22:29 26 Jul 19
I can't say enough good things about this shop. The owner knows Priuses (or Prii?) like the back of his hand, and he went out of his way to help me out. You will not be disappointed!read more
Damon Weaver
08:19 21 Jul 19
I appreciated that Ken took the time to not only answer my questions about the repair but he thoroughly explained ways to prevent unnecessary wear on the parts in the future.read more
Carol Reynolds
14:39 07 Apr 19
After years of expensive and unsatisfactory dealership service, my husband and I found Ken online and are happy we did. He's extremely knowledgeable, fair and honest - rare in the business. Thank you Ken for five-star service.read more
jim clarke
17:12 24 Mar 19
Ken is is honest, fair, & knows more about Prius’s than anybody I know. Has serviced my prius’s for years & did a recent rebuild on one that made it drive like new again!read more
Julie Duck
06:06 22 Feb 19
Trust means a lot when it comes to car service and repair. I trust Ken to be honest and fair. He knows the Prius and won’t sell you a bunch of baloney like the dealership. I’m grateful to have had a neighbor recommend his shop!read more
Vanesa Chavez
06:26 07 Feb 19
Just as others have mentioned previously, Toyota Prius Repair shop are super friendly. For me, I needed my Hv battery replaced. Ken gave me an explanation and even options for solving the problem. I opted to replace the battery as a whole. He kept me updated and was very patient and kind with me through the whole process. Highly recommend.read more
Colin Chrismer
21:25 30 Jan 19
2007 Prius - 160,000 miles. I took my Prius in 2016 to get it repaired after the engine failed to start. Ken was able to diagnose the problem within the same day and give me a quote, which was cheaper than every other location in the area. My car was back in good shape after only a few days. I no longer live in Laguna Hills but I will definitely come back here to have my car maintained in the future. Ken, I'm sorry for posting this so late, you are a lifesaver!read more
Ardit Papa
01:24 23 Jan 19
The best expert on Hybrid cars. Trustworthy ,excellent service. Toyota dealership gave me $ 1100 price, to repair my car. Ken did it for $ 416. Thank you again.read more
00:34 10 Nov 18
Great mechanic shop! Ken always does great work and always does his best to keep my costs low. He saved me thousands vs taking my prius to the toyota dealership. I highly recommend this place.read more
Andrew C. Boyd
16:38 07 Nov 18
Ken is fast, friendly and very accommodating. Great service at a great price. Definitely will return!
Michael Ciauri
20:05 07 Sep 18
Ken is a knowledgeable solution oriented mechanic with pricing and service that far surpasses the dealer. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an expert to work on their Prius. I brought my 11 year old Gen 2 Prius to him because the battery appeared to have degraded significantly. It was like driving an ICE powered vehicle that also had to constantly charge a useless battery. Ken ran some tests, shared the results with me, and provided a few options. We decided a replacement made sense. The car was ready exactly when he promised with a brand new battery. My Prius is a hybrid again. The new battery is operating great. Gas mileage is back up to reasonable levels. Ken also provided additional suggestions on how to get the most out of the Prius. Working with an experienced, honest, and engineer minded mechanic like Ken is invaluable. You rock Ken, thank you!read more
Brian McDermott
22:18 29 Jul 18
After taking my 2007 Prius to the Toyota dealership and being quoted an extremely high price for the repair, I thought that my Prius was totaled. However, after looking online we found Ken and decided to take a chance. He ended up being able to fix it for half the price and a better warranty. He finished on time and even did more work to the car for free. Ken was a pleasure to work with and I will definitely be taking my car there for future repairs. I would highly recommend this place!read more
mark strain
21:14 25 Jul 18
2005 Prius- 159,000 miles While parallel parking last week, I kissed the curb with my passenger’s side rear bumper. It dislodged several supportive clips, showing about two inches of clear space on one side. I shook my head as the bumper was still attached but looking for a railroad track to tear it off. I called Ken at the Prius Repair Shop for advice. He asked several questions to make sure the car was drivable and the bumper wasn’t dragging the ground. He then asked me to bring it in the following day. I did, and he called back after lunch and said it was ready. Ken reattached the bumper with new clips and said, "no charge" as it only took several minutes to fix. For the last two years I’ve had Ken perform regular oil and filter changes, a tune-up, and replace the inverter and water pump. Ken is honest, understands the complex Prius Hybrid system, and does what he say he will do.read more
Jason Laikam
19:44 14 Jul 18
Was having problems with coolant level. Ken helped me resolve my problem.. and gave me some good advice on my 200,000 miles Prius 2006. Assured me that it is a workhorse and that it had a long way to go.read more
Chantal Elise
20:46 03 Jul 18
I just picked up my car from here, and I just want to say that all these 5 star reviews are well-earned!!!! I am so thrilled with the exceptional service I received and the quality of care. I didn't feel I was overcharged as I have with many countless other mechanics in the past, and my prius went from sounding like a jackhammer and a jar of crickets were jammed under the hood to being as silent as a snail!!! They didn't try to sell me a bunch of unnecessary junk, they didn't make me feel like an idiot, they were just kind and gracious and it's safe to say I won't ever be going anywhere else for maintenance! THANK YOU!read more
Jacqueline Toy
03:08 07 Jun 18
Ken is the best mechanic I know. I have been bringing my cars to repair for over 10 years now. I won't go anywhere else! I had a 1988 mercedes and now I have a 2001 toyota camry. Ken has helped me keep my cars running! I commute all the way to Laguna Hills since he is a very trust worthy mechanic. He is quick to finish any job that is necessary and will listen to anything that you may have a concern with. He is very friendly and I highly recommend for anything from oil checks to assisting with smog checks. There is a certified smog check right next door, so very convenient if you are needing to do that too!read more
Karolina Grechuta
23:04 04 Jun 18
This shop is absolutely amazing. I am so grateful to have found Ken. He is hands down the best mechanic I’ve been to. Very honest, and knowledgeable which is a rare thing in and of itself in this industry. My engine was making weird noises and I was taking it from one mechanic to another for diagnoses and estimates. I was not happy with anyone’s answers or integrity up to this point which led me to call Ken, whom I came across through a referral from a friend. When I first called him and told him the engine problem I was having with my Prius he asked me a couple questions and diagnosed the problem immediately which no one was able to do before. He didn't even hesitate. Based on the content of the questions, the speed to which he got right to the heart of the issue and his kindness, right there I knew he knew his stuff, he wasn’t going to take advantage of my situation and that's when I started to relax that I was finally in good hands. When I brought my car in he looked it over, confirmed his diagnoses and then spent hours trying every trick in the book to see if there was any way to save my engine. As it turns out my engine was failing due to other mechanics mishandling that I had been taking it to. Unfortunately it was too far gone at that point and I needed to make plans to replace it. Ken got to work and found a remanufactured engine for me at a very fair price, installed it and had my car back to me without any hiccups and in a very short timeframe. Ken is hands down THE expert when it comes to Prius hybrids. I will be taking my car to him for routine maintenance I don't want anyone else working on my car after this engine ordeal. There's no one like Ken you truly are in the best of hands with him.read more
Nicole Lonberger
00:23 23 May 18
Prompt, friendly and fast service. Ken responded to my inquiry quickly and scheduled me to come in the next day. My check engine light was on. Ken checked it and told me instantly what need to change in my car. He was able to turn it around that same day. Ken also checked in to see how my car was running. Very happy with the experience. Will continue to go there & refer my friends.read more
Carla Mendoza
01:07 17 May 18
Thank you for fixing my Prius Ken!! Works great and got it to me quicker than I thought! I had to get a new motor installed which was a bummer but I'm glad I found Ken! Super nice and helpful, very knowledgeable!!read more
16:35 09 May 18
Awesome service! Quick turn around time, and fair pricing. Can’t really ask for more than that when it comes to prius maintenance or repairs! I will forever go to ken for all of my prius problems or maintenance that needs to be addressed. I had to have a few parts replaced on the prius and the dealership quoted me an astronomical price. After speaking with ken on the phone, I was educated on what exactly went wrong with my prius and what my options were to cut corners on cost. Bottom line! If you have a prius and don’t take it here you’re a fool.. Thanks ken, be seeing you in the future! -Paulread more
Stentorian Voice Training
23:56 02 Nov 17
I'm a shade tree mechanic and there were some unfamiliar hybrid stuff I just didn't want to deal with... Ken knows his stuff! Its a very personable small shop and he's honest about cost but very reasonably priced.read more
Jake Jones
16:18 12 Sep 17
Ken did a great job answering all of my questions and diagnosing my vehicle. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Art Pazornik
18:11 09 Sep 17
I have had my car (2007 Prius) serviced by Ken 3 times and each time I've been totally satisfied. I have 253,000 miles on the car and as long as Ken's around I have no plans on replacing it. He is honest, fair and a terrific mechanic. I highly recommend him. 5 stars for sure.read more
Laura Gustafson
17:24 22 Aug 17
This place is great! I was having trouble finding someone to install a 12V replacement battery in my Prius but finally found their website and they installed it in about 20 minutes for more than half the price my Toyota dealership was charging. Really nice people and super knowledgable about hybrids!read more
Kristen R
21:18 12 Jul 17
Ken accommodated my car with ease and quoted me the best price out there. My car was back to me in a few short days, and now I'm very happy with the results. Thank you!read more
Denise Shaw
22:25 06 Jul 17
I'm so happy to have found and reached out to Ken before taking my Prius to the dealer. He diagnosed and fixed my issue in less than 24 hours at a VERY reasonable price. Ken will be my "go to" mechanic for all of my Prius needs.read more
Joe Wolfgram
00:53 30 Jun 17
Brought my car in with red triangle of death and got it fixed same day for half the price Toyota was going to charge me. I'm very happy, when I have more money I'll get my A/C fixed here too.read more
Haytham Salem
18:01 14 Jun 17
It's always nice to get the job done by someone who really knows what he's doing! If you have an issue with your hybrid so don't waste your time and money somewhere else because this is the place to fix your car professionally and with a reasonable cost. I came here with some unknown issues, they took my car in a busy day and got it done in just few hours! I highly recommend this place.read more
Leo Domino
19:16 07 Jun 17
My wife and I took our 2007 Prius over to Ken at Caspian Motors after reading great reviews about his business. We were about ready to give up on the Prius and get rid of it. Ken is a great mechanic and also a very honest one. He did a lot of great repair work on it for a very good price and saved our car! I HIGHLY recommend if you need car repairs, definitely go see Ken. He's got our business from now on!read more
Mary Manca
22:40 10 May 17
Ken at Caspian took the time to explain my options. He squeezed me in on a busy day, and did the work for the quoted price, far less than I would have spent at the dealership. I'm confident they know what they're doing, and will definitely go back and refer to friends and family. read more
Beach Smile Dental
16:43 21 Apr 17
Brought my Lexus hybrid to be checked after first taking it to the dealer....what a difference in price. Ken is very knowledgeable and got my Lexus hybrid battery fixed for less than half the price I was quoted. Highly recommended!read more
Shahram Ray
02:28 08 Apr 17
I have my two vehicle. Honda hybrid and lexus hybrid repaired at this place. My overall experience is very positive. I recommended friends and family they all have positive experience ken is very knowledgeable and know his craft very well. If you have hybrid vehicle I highly recommend this place. you won't be disappointed fair price knowledgeable and honestread more
Jacob Whitehead
18:35 28 Mar 17
I took my RX400h in for repair. Ken was absolutely wonderful. He was quick to give provide me with options and was the best price around. The dealer quoted me over 5 times what Ken fixed my vehicle for. I am truly grateful for his help!read more
Jean Ridlon
06:16 02 Mar 17
Ken has repaired my a/c, did my brakes, does my oil changes, and everything done timely, doesn't charge an arm OR a leg! I just love this guy. He's always available to explain everything, too. I highly recommend anybody with a foreign car to use this guy. My Prius is a little older and Ken is going to keep it going until it is MUCH older.read more
Grady Raymer
21:15 31 Jan 17
As advertised- skilled, smart, polite and reasonable. Ken was able to bring my Prius back to life as other dealerships were offering to scrap it for me. Some mechanics are spooked by the Prius and yet Ken embraces it. Don't waste your time- go to an expert that cares = use this shop for all of your Prius needs. Very happy to have found this place in South Orange Countyread more
Nathaniel Masudal
19:36 21 Jan 17
Searching the web for a reliable and affordable mechanic close-by, I found Ken at Caspian Motors and am very glad I did. Calling right away, I explained what work needed to be done on my 2008 Prius and Ken quoted me his prices, and they were great! The job was done in half a day and got my car back running great! Highly recommend; definitely returning for future services. Thanks Ken!read more
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