With the rising popularity of hybrid cars, many people wonder if hybrid parts are available in a junkyard. Yes, you can find hybrid parts for reuse and recycle.
Toyota: Setting the Standard with Hybrid Vehicles
Since 1997, Toyota has set the standard for what a mass-produced hybrid car should be with its Prius line, much in the way Henry Ford made a vehicle for all.
“The Prius first went on sale in Japan and other countries in 1997, and was available at all four Toyota Japan dealerships, making it the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. It was subsequently introduced worldwide in 2000.” Wikipedia
“The Toyota Prius was also the first manifestation of an important new platform that would go on to provide the foundation of forthcoming models such as the Corolla, Celica, RAV4 and second-generation Prius. Little wonder that the name Prius (Latin for ‘to go before’) was so appropriate for this breakthrough vehicle.” Toyota History
Buying Original Hybrid Parts
Are Lexus and Toyota hybrid parts available as reconditioned or recycled parts? Now that the Prius has been on the road for over twenty years, it’s quite easy to find parts you need to restore your hybrid Lexus or Toyota vehicle.
A word to the wise — buying “new parts” is risky. As we wrote in an earlier post,
“You can purchase aftermarket parts, instead of OEM. Though is possible that they are less expensive, there are also some disadvantages including too many choices.”
There are quite a few OEM parts that are available. You could try to find them for yourself online, but you have to do plenty of research as Road and Track warns the beginner.
“You’ll learn that some parts are unique to certain engine and transmission combinations. And the list of potentially affected parts is long, from computers, modules, and sensors, to more basic items like alternators and starters.” Road and Track
Why buy from us?
Well, you could go to Craigslist, Auto Trader, or a swap meet, but would you be able to trust the quality? How about service?
“Craigslist isn’t always a good source. In the real world of buying parts, it can frequently become a big time-suck compared with going to a junkyard or buying online.” Road and Track
Toyota and Lexus both promise quality and value. As an extension, we promise the same. Our word matters to us. We vow to give our customers the highest quality service based on our commitment of providing high-quality recycled Toyota and Lexus auto parts.
No matter the type of part you need, we are always willing to make the extra effort to help you — our customer. If we don’t have what you need in our stock, we will locate it on our nationwide computer network.
By the way, we currently have Prius parts in our inventory.
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