Consumer Review Video - 2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.

Car Displayed: 2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Cyl.

The 2010 Toyota Prius is a moderately easy vehicle to maintain, and shouldn’t be too hard for those experienced in vehicle maintenance. The components of the spare tire are easily accessible in the rear of the vehicle. This keeps the tire and jack kit ready to go in case of emergency. Changing the engine air filter with reliability is no problem, as you only have to disengage a few fasteners for access to the filter. These fasteners are easy to disengage. The engine coolant reservoir is easily visible in the engine bay. This will allow you to check and replenish the fluid level on a regular basis.

Some things are problematic on the 2010 Toyota Prius. You will have to remove a panel from under the vehicle for access to the oil drain plug. This will require you to contend with gravity as you complete. The front wiper blade is difficult to change, as you will need to use a tool to remove. Other models do not require tools. You will need to use a few tools to access the front turn signal bulbs. This will require tools you may not have readily available for a repair.

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