Monthly Archives: June 2012

Air Conditioning Maintenance At Precision Auto Repair In Pleasanton

Air Conditioning Maintenance At Precision Auto Repair In Pleasanton

Warm weather or cold, Pleasanton drivers still need to think about their Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus’s air conditioning. Most Pleasanton people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Precision Auto Repair, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturer's preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus's air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air as well. We see that a lot at Precision Auto Repair in Pleasanton. The refrigerant also contains a special oil that lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the ai ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Get Where You're Going With Power Steering Service In Pleasanton

Get Where You're Going With Power Steering Service In Pleasanton

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Pleasanton. If you took an informal poll around Pleasanton you'd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Pleasanton aren't aware that it needs periodic service. If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a car or truck without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison. Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown Pleasanton. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels; to get enough leverage to steer. Most vehicles in Pleasanton have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpen ... read more

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Steering

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget important steps. It is also how you can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Livermore and San Ramon automotive service centers have procedural standards for each service they perform. Technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and you are happy with how your car performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they service. An example is how service technicians grade problems and communicate their recommendations. If a technician tells you that a repa ... read more

Using Proper Fluids In Your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus Or Other Vehicle

Today Precision Auto Repair is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in California are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. Let's take engine oil. Twenty or thirty years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness. It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it's cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a heavier weight oil would be used in the summer. The thicker oil wouldn't thin out too much in the summer heat and vaporize in the engine. Modern valve trains have become very complicated with more moving parts and small passages than ever before. The va ... read more

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Fluids
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