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Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Precision Auto Repair

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Precision Auto Repair

Your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus requires plenty of clean fuel to run. When your fuel isn’t clean, your fuel injectors can start to become clogged up. When this happens, your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run efficiently. This hurts fuel economy and performance as you drive around Pleasanton. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber. That’s why all vehicles, including Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexuss, come equipped with a fuel filter somewhere between the engine and the fuel tank. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and holds them out of the fuel stream. Of course, the filter will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Precision Auto Repair. If your fuel filter is ... read more

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles In Pleasanton California

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions to our Pleasanton environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for us very soon. For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Pleasanton area. Flex Fuel vehicles can run on gasoline or on E85 fuel. E85 is a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The ethanol is made from corn. The benefits are in using less petroleum and reduced pollution. The drawbacks are that E85 gets lower fuel economy and that when gas prices are low, E85 can be more expensive than straight gasoline. You should only use E85 if you have a Flex Fuel compatible engine. Flex Fuel vehicles have special seals and gaskets that can stand up to the high alcohol content of E85. Using E85 in a regular engine can lead to gas leaks and fires. Diesel engines have been around the Pleasanton area for a long, long time. Modern ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near San Ramon California

A lot of gas is wasted in the San Ramon area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently. The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at Precision Auto Repair will leave your intake as clean as a whistle. The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Pleasanton Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Pleasanton Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus

If you're a quart low in your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Pleasanton area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local Pleasanton gas pump rolling higher and higher. The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it's in need of service, the transmission drags your fuel economy down. So keep it clean and give yourself a fighting chance

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Fuel System Cleaning to Improve Performance in Pleasanton, California

All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic we all need to know something about. All new cars and trucks sold in Pleasanton, California over the last 30 years or so have come with fuel injection systems. The fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in the engine. So how many fuel injectors does your car have? There’s one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in Pleasanton, California. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty sophisticated part. Precision Auto Repair can help you with a fuel injector cleaning service. What’s the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver th ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning At Precision Auto Repair

Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early Pleasanton morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your fuel economy. Most of our Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus in Pleasanton have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer problems and require less adjustment. But they still need to be properly maintained. This is why your owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system. Some people are interested in buying fuel system cleaners that you can pour into your gas tank. You can do that - and there are lots of great product ... read more

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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 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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Diesel Maintenance For California

At Precision Auto Repair we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our California friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline. Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for North America: BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Subaru. Of course, the US auto makers will be expanding their diesel offerings as well. Diesels will become a very big deal here in California. You may ask, why has it taken so long getting to California and North America? There are a bunch of reasons like fuel tax policies and such, but the biggest hurtle was that California diesel fuel had a high sulfur content – too ... read more

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Fuel Injector Cleaning In Livermore, San Ramon , and Dublin

Fuel Injector Cleaning In Livermore, San Ramon , and Dublin

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your Honda, Acura, Toyota or Lexus engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected car driving down Livermore, San Ramon , and Dublin roads. Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the Pleasanton auto industry as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. The fuel pump provides pressure needed to squirt the right amount of fuel into the engine. Although more complicated, direct injection technology promises greater power with improved fuel economy for gas-poor Livermore, San Ramon , and Dublin commuters. California motorists can expect to see more of it in the f ... read more

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