Monthly Archives: March 2012

On Board Diagnostics For Pleasanton Motorists

On Board Diagnostics For Pleasanton Motorists

Some Pleasanton motorists are confused by Precision Auto Repair charges for diagnostic services for a vehicle repair. Many services at Precision Auto Repair and other Pleasanton automotive repair shops include diagnostic fees. When you take your laptop into a Pleasanton computer repair shop for a problem you’ll likely have to leave a deposit for diagnostics. When we visit our Livermore doctor for a medical problem, we’re paying him to diagnose our ailment and of course for the tests that go along with it. So receiving a diagnostic charge at Precision Auto Repair for a tricky automotive problem shouldn’t be a surprise. In the Pleasanton area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy California expressway, you pull off the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usua ... read more

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Pleasanton California

Sometimes the unthinkable happens in Pleasanton California. A terrible accident and those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with emergency contact information. You have people in the Pleasanton California area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment, and inform paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications. Too often, our California police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for clues – often wasting precious time. A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading around the globe: ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency, is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory. Simply put 'ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like 'ICE – Dad', 'ICE – Nancy', or 'ICE – Doctor Roberts'. Rescuers will be able to quickly identify your emergency contacts, saving valua ... read more

Transmission Service

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy to forget about getting your transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easy to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps your car running smoothly and helps you avoid costly repairs down the road. The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you see in used transmission fluid is actually bits of metal that wear off the gears in the transmission. In addition to that, the transmission operates at very high temperatures. Usually it's 100 to 150 degrees higher than engine temperatures. Those high temperatures eventually cause the transmission fluid to start to break down and loose efficiency. As the fluid gets older, it gets gritty and doesn't lubricate and cool the transmission as well - leading to even more wear. The fluid can actually get sludgy and plug up the maze of fluid passages i ... read more

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Smooth Shifting in Pleasanton California: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the California weekend. You’re going to take some of your Pleasanton, California friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. But you want to make sure that your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of Pleasanton. There’s hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and its going to be pretty hot in Pleasanton this weekend. And all the time you’ll be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Let’s just consider the transmission. It’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. What’s a fu ... read more

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