Toole’s Garage in San Carlos is the premier hybrid vehicle care center. We provide comprehensive hybrid services and repairs, including Prius head gasket replacement.
Prius vehicles are well known for their reliability and longevity, but with advanced age may come the need to replace a blown head gasket.
Symptoms of head gasket failure:
One of the symptoms is that the onboard computer illuminates the “check engine” light. The good news is that the check engine light can come “on” for a wide range of problems – so it does not have to indicate head gasket replacement.
Rattling noise and shaking is a symptom of misfire – this can accompany a blown head gasket because it allows coolant to seep into a cylinder, which causes misfires. This symptom may go away after 20 seconds or so, but will return when a cold engine is started again.
Both of these symptoms indicate serious problems, so even though they may not mean a head gasket job, they should not be ignored. Bring your Prius to Toole’s Garage for a professional diagnosis.
Toole’s Garage technicians, nationally ASE certified, have extensive Prius repair experience. We can diagnose the root cause of the problem, and it the head gasket replacement is necessary, we will get the repairs completed in a timely fashion, and all work performed by out technicians is covered by a nationwide 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty.
If your Prius shakes and rattles, or you have any concerns about its well-being, call Toole’s Garage in San Carlos and we will get it fixed and back on the road.