• Pleasanton Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

    Wednesday 24 May 2017

    Pleasanton residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do Pleasanton residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from frictio... read more

  • Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Pleasanton Drivers

    Tuesday 16 May 2017

    Pleasanton residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airbefore it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method... read more

  • Blind Spot Safety for Pleasanton Driving

    Sunday 07 May 2017

    Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Pleasanton, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Pleasanton drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull... read more

  • Maintenance on My Mind

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    Ask any Pleasanton man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in for care. The answer will probably be that he forgot or that he just didn't think about it. Most Pleasanton residents seem to have a hard time remembering about schedul... read more

  • Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

    Sunday 23 April 2017

    Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Pleasanton area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirp... read more

  • Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Service for Your Exhaust System

    Sunday 16 April 2017

    Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of the manifold to the engine and to other joints. A cracked or loose manifold or a leaking or damaged gasket can allow dangerous gases to enter the passenger compartment of a vehicle. One of... read more

  • Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

    Tuesday 11 April 2017

    If you're reading this article in Pleasanton, California, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say "no," you might be ha... read more

  • Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Precision Auto Repair, Inc.

    Sunday 02 April 2017

    When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Pleasanton drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction which stops the vehicle. It's no wonder they have to be checked regularly... read more

  • Cool Running in Pleasanton

    Monday 27 March 2017

    Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the road in Pleasanton waiting for your vehicle engine to cool down.When you service your cooling system at Precision Auto Repair, Inc., you... read more

  • Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. in Pleasanton

    Tuesday 21 March 2017

    With Pleasanton gas prices being what they are, many of us in California are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Pleasanton area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in California. But there are things all Pleasanton drivers can do to save fuel: We can improve our driving habits and stay on top of preventive maintenance at Precision Auto Repair, Inc... read more

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