• 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

  • Make Your Vehicle Last

    Sunday 12 March 2017

    We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, California folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do without. Most Pleasanton drivers couldn't afford new vehicles very often, so they had to make them last as long as they could.It's a good thing that vehicles are more reliable these days. The... read more

  • Breathe Deep in Pleasanton With a New Cabin Air Filter

    Tuesday 07 March 2017

    Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Pleasanton auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable Precision A... read more

  • 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 is heavy, 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 disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotat... read more

  • Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Pleasanton Drivers

    Monday 20 February 2017

    Hello Pleasanton! Today's Precision Auto Repair, Inc. vehicle 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 t... read more

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