• Budget for Maintenance in Pleasanton

    Sunday 19 November 2017

    Sometimes busy Pleasanton residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around California in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time Pleasanton residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Some... read more

  • Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Precision Auto Repair, Inc. in Pleasanton

    Wednesday 15 November 2017

    Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinders. Valves at the tops of the cylinders open to let air and fuel in or exhaust out. These valves have to open and close at precisely the right time or the engine will run poorly if at all. The movement o... read more

  • The Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

    Wednesday 08 November 2017

    A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Pleasanton area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Pleasanton can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your vehicle engin... read more

  • Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Precision Auto Repair, Inc.

    Tuesday 31 October 2017

    A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the California news. Pleasanton people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Pleasanton motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles... read more

  • Precision Auto Repair, Inc. Automotive Tips: Alternator

    Sunday 22 October 2017

    Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the power outlets. After your alternator makes enough electricity to do all that, it recharges your battery with what’s left over.When Pleasanton drivers constantly have a low or dead batter... read more

  • 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

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