Yearly Archives: 2012

Fuel Saving Tip: Gas Caps From Here To San Ramon

This fuel saving tip is so simple, no one from here to San Ramon will believe it. It has to do with your gas cap. The first thing is to make sure it's screwed on tight. If it's loose, gas vapor will be constantly leaking out; wasted gas. And air will get in and that can cause your oxygen sensor to read incorrectly and the oxygen sensor will tell the engine management computer to adjust the fuel-air mix and, well, you get the picture; you'll be burning more gas around San Ramon than you need to. This could cause the check engine light to come on as well. A worn gas cap can have the same effect. If you constantly smell gas when you walk by your tank, you might need a new gas cap. So, twist your cap until it clicks three times – that means it's on tight. Have your San Ramon area service advisor at Precision Auto Repair inspect the cap to see if it needs to be replaced. See, I told y ... read more


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Precision Auto Repair Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Today's Precision Auto Repair auto maintenance article focuses on your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them. First, the serpentine belt drives your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus air conditioning system. It spins the compressor that makes the cool air that takes the edge off the summer heat in Pleasanton. Next, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that’s used by your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus’s electrical systems and also charges your car battery. All Pleasanton drivers know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And, on many Honda, Acura, Toyot ... read more


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