Prius Security Battery Bolts
Hybrid cars are increasingly the target of theft, thanks to lightweight batteries that are easy to steal.
ATTENTION Toyota Prius owners – don’t let this happen to your car:
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Unfortunately for Prius drivers, replacing a stolen battery can cost about $3,000—and once you account for the cost of other repairs, like replacing broken windows, the final bill could be as high as $10,000. Buying a used battery online might be cheaper, but then you can’t be sure of just how used it is (or whether it was come by honestly).
Despite the risks involved, what makes the theft relatively easy is portability: The battery in the Prius weighs only about 150 pounds. Compare that to the Tesla Model S battery, which weighs more than 1,000 pounds.
If you own a Prius or other hybrid vehicles replace the bolts fastening down your battery with High Security Ultra-Lok II proprietary anti-theft fasteners.
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