Monthly Archives: April 2012

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine In Pleasanton California

If the fuel system in your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus is dirty, you will be wasting gas and losing performance as you drive around Pleasanton California. Unless you drive a vintage car, you have fuel injectors. They need to be properly maintained. That is why your owner’s manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system. Your service technician at Precision Auto Repair has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Precision Auto Repair uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently. After a professional fuel system cleaning, you’ll notice more power, better gas mileage and reduced exhaust emissions. AutoNetTV strongly recommends you follow your manufacturer’s fuel system cleaning service recommendati ... read more

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Fuel System

Battery Replacement For Your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus

Modern cars and trucks in and around San Ramon run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then we have all the power outlets for our cell phones, computers, and DVD players. We also have navigation systems and powerful stereos. Plus there are all the engine and transmission computers, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, sensors and on and on. Even the security system is running off the battery while the car is turned off. Fortunately, battery technology has given us resilient batteries that are able to meet these strenuous requirements. But the fact is, batteries just wear out over t ... read more

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Parts

Pleasanton Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Precision Auto Repair in Pleasanton California is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvious, it's easy for the customer to focus on the fixing and not the diagnosing. Let us introduce you to something we'll call Customer Detective Work – that is helping your Pleasanton California technician find clues to what's wrong. We start with the detective basics: What, Where and When. Play along with me. You come in to Precision Auto Repair and your car is making a funny sound. Do you see where we're going? You're gathering addition ... read more

Keep Your Cool In Pleasanton: Air Conditioning Service

Keep Your Cool In Pleasanton: Air Conditioning Service

Most Pleasanton drivers wait for their air conditioning to fail before they service it at Precision Auto Repair. That’s because many Pleasanton and San Ramon motorists don't really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cool). So sometimes, even though the air conditioner is still making cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts has just been used up: and unlubricated parts can fail in all California cars. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your windshield during California winters or during a r ... read more

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Air Conditioning
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