• 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

  • How Does Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Know What to Recommend?

    Monday 24 July 2017

    When you drop your vehicle off at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. in Pleasanton, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Precision Auto Repair, Inc. professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Pleasanton service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the vehicle manufacturer recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileag... read more

  • The Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Guide to Servicing Your Differential

    Sunday 16 July 2017

    Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Pleasanton drivers. A lot of us in Pleasanton don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every vehicle has a differential, and, yes, it does need to be serviced. In fact, it's more important to the operation of your vehicle than the air conditioner or windshield wipers... read more

  • Used Cars: Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Advice on What to Do After You Buy

    Sunday 09 July 2017

    Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Pleasanton drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Pleasanton area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some Pleasanton used vehicle owners sell them because they don't... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Precision Auto Repair, Inc.: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

    Tuesday 04 July 2017

    90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Pleasanton drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. Then they find themselves in a driving situation around California when they really need forward visibility only to discover that their wipers are worn or maybe even torn and can&rs... read more

  • Selecting New Tires and Wheels

    Sunday 25 June 2017

    Some of us Pleasanton drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around California, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The hardest part is choosing from the thousands of wheels available at California tire shops.The team at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. can help you get some things in mind before you make a purchase... read more

  • Time for Differential Service at Precision Auto Repair, Inc.?

    Sunday 18 June 2017

    Hello Pleasanton - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you've got a differential (or two or three) and it needs service now and then.What does your vehicle differential do? Well, it compensates for the differences in speed between you... read more

  • Hey Pleasanton Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

    Monday 12 June 2017

    Nowadays, Pleasanton drivers are paying more at California gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many California drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Pleasanton, California, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age o... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Precision Auto Repair, Inc.: Making a Battery Last Longer

    Sunday 04 June 2017

    One thing all Pleasanton drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Precision Auto Repair, Inc. can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined.Also, making... read more

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