• Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Pleasanton

    Monday 27 February 2017

    Let's talk about something critical for all Pleasanton drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disk brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hu... read more

  • Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Pleasanton Drivers

    Monday 20 February 2017

    Hello Pleasanton! Today's Precision Auto Repair, Inc. car care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other h... read more

  • Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Pleasanton

    Sunday 12 February 2017

    Night driving in Pleasanton is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night – much of that simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object... read more

  • Gear Up: Transmission Service at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. in Pleasanton

    Tuesday 07 February 2017

    The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will auto... read more

  • Engine Air Filter From Precision Auto Repair, Inc.

    Monday 30 January 2017

    Many Pleasanton drivers have found themselves in the following situation: they go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your Precision Auto Repair, Inc. service advisor f... read more

  • PCV Valve: What Is It?

    Tuesday 24 January 2017

    Most Pleasanton drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your en... read more

  • The Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

    Monday 16 January 2017

    There's a lot of auto advice in California right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas saving... read more

  • A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Pleasanton

    Sunday 08 January 2017

    When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Pleasanton drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission will fail and lead to repairs.The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels. When it's clean and well - lubricated, it gives maximum fuel efficiency. But when it gets dirty or wo... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Precision Auto Repair, Inc.: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

    Sunday 01 January 2017

    When Pleasanton drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get, and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery condition... read more

  • Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Precision Auto Repair, Inc.

    Tuesday 27 December 2016

    Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. in Pleasanton. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a t... read more

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