How to make your Prius hybrid battery last longer!

06.14.2022 | Tips

Have you ever wondered about these things :

  • How long is the battery life?
  • Why is my battery not working well?
  • Tips for reducing fuel consumption in the Prius?
  • When is a good time to buy a new Prius?

Prius and other hybrid cars have a hybrid battery located inside of the car. The general lifespan is 150,000~200,000 miles, but some units deteriorate earlier if maintenance is neglected. Conversely, if properly maintained, a hybrid battery can last longer than the typical lifespan.

Recommendations for Cooling Fan Cleaning

The maintenance recommended by Eco Drive is simply "cleaning the cooling fan". A cooling fan is installed right next to the hybrid battery and works for releasing heat so that the battery does not get too hot. However, dirt also accumulates on this fan over time. Also, be careful if you have pets in the car. It is possible for pet hair to become entangled in the fan and prevent it from functioning.


With dirt and dust stuck in the fan, the battery cannot be cooled properly, and the battery itself will heat up, leading to battery deterioration. Battery replacement is expensive, so it is important to maintain the battery on a regular basis to avoid such an expenses.

Here is a picture of the cleaning we did the other day.


The gaps in the fan are cleaned one by one to increase the wind power. This fan has to be disassembled from the rear of the interior to get it out, which is a time-consuming job, but it takes about an hour for us.

We recommend cleaning maintenance of the cooling fan every 2~3 years.

Cleaning Fee: $190 *Some Toyota dealers charge $300 or more.

150,000 miles on the odometer may be a good time to sell your Prius. If you are looking for a new car, please feel free to contact us.


Enjoy driving!

Eco Drive Service Department