Prius servicing cost
Question : APART from the
battery pack change, are there any hidden costs in owning a hybrid ? Like more
frequent and costly servicing ?
Answer : According to UMW Toyota Motor, the Toyota Prius has a similar
service itnerval as a conventional car, in this case, every 10,000km.
i) Service interval for Toyota Prius
* Regular maintenance is required for the conventional mechanical parts ( eg.
engine, engine oil, and filter ).
* The Hybrid components ( eg battery, inverter etc ) do not require special
servicing. These components will be inspected by trained professionals each time
the vehicle is serviced.
ii) Service cost for Toyota Prius
* The service cost of a Prius is only slightly higher compared to the Toyota
Camry. the additional cost is derived from the scheduled replacement of
conventional parts and not of hybrid components.
* For your reference her eis a comparison for a complete service package of
all services required fro 100,000km traveled.
Camry 2.4 : RM3,277.90
Prius 1.8 : RM3,694.40