Change the oil in a Toyota Prius is rather simple. Barely difficult and can be done with a minimum of resources under 30 minutes. Just because the Prius use electricity and gas, being a hybrid vehicle, does not show that changing the oil must be different from the standard non-hybrid vehicles. The 2008 Toyota Prius oil type be an option you should consider. And incidentally, I guarantee you will not get shocked by simply altering the oil! Prius does not require special tools or oils that only exist in the dealer.