• Serpentine Belt Service at Precision Auto Repair, Inc.

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    Most Pleasanton folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Pleasanton market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been totally inefficient. Instead I got unusually organized and planned my stops. I hit the ATM first and got gas next. Then I went to the supermarket and picked up the kids on the way home. I was prou... read more

  • Time Out: Suspension Problems in Pleasanton

    Monday 09 October 2017

    Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle's frame is part of the suspension system. They're heavy-duty parts that work hard while you're driving and... read more

  • Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

    Wednesday 04 October 2017

    Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenar... read more

  • Why People in Pleasanton Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

    Friday 29 September 2017

    A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Pleasanton, California, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns.There are several reasons we hesitate to take care of recommended services, especially services that our Pleasanton... read more

  • I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Pleasanton

    Wednesday 13 September 2017

    About 90% of our driving decisions in the Pleasanton area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Pleasanton drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is just dirty. In fact, it's estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can't adequately clear their windshield in a storm.It seems like our... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Precision Auto Repair, Inc.: Air Conditioning Inspection

    Wednesday 06 September 2017

    Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Pleasanton require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This is because a given failure may be the result of another... read more

  • The Economy of Maintenance for Pleasanton Drivers

    Sunday 27 August 2017

    Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Pleasanton drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of vehicle repairs. But that payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account.Edmunds.com ... read more

  • Talk to Precision Auto Repair, Inc. About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Custom wheels are one way that Pleasanton folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most Pleasanton... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Precision Auto Repair, Inc.: Rotor Problems

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Pleasanton.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Pleasanton drivers to kno... read more

  • Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Pleasanton Drivers

    Monday 31 July 2017

    Hello, Pleasanton residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Pleasanton auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your ve... read more

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