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Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine ..Read More
1. Most of your trips around -- are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside -- temperatures are below freezing.
Shopping for tires in can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.
We find that a lot of drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are ..Read More
Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. ..Read More
The water-pump pumps coolant through the water passages throughout the engine and radiator. The water-pump has bearings and seals which must be kept properly lubricated. Replacing the water-pump will prevent overheating, coolant loss and possible engine damage.
The timing belt should be inspected/adjusted (when possible) and replaced according to manufacturer recommendations. The most common recommended timing belt replacement intervals are 60,000 and 90,000 miles. Component/System Information: Toothed or ribbed construction Synchronizes engine valves and piston movement May also operate water pump (some vehicles) Periodic adjustment should be … Read More »
Powertrain System Services: Engine Replacement and Repair, Transmission Replacement, and Differential/Transaxle Repair
The powertrain system consists of the internal combustion engine, transmission and differential/axle assembly. The powertrain is controlled via an On-Board computer network. In a front-wheel drive vehicle, the transmission and differential/axle assembly are combined into a single transaxle. Benefits of a Properly Maintained Powertrain System Longer component life Performance Power … Read More »
Emissions systems first appeared on automobiles in the 60s! Today, however, with new sticker emissions standards, the emission system has become more complex and important than ever. Many components of the On-Board Computer System are also used in controlling and diagnosing emission control system failures. Properly functioning emission control systems … Read More »
Expert technicians agree that the oil change is the single most important maintenance service your vehicle can receive. How often should I change my vehicle’s oil? Oil change recommendations vary based on driving conditions, year, make and model of vehicle and in some instances type of oil used. Motor oil … Read More »
A rock chip can quickly spread into a large crack that can require expensive windshield replacement. Precision Tune Auto Care can repair your chipped windshield to prevent the crack from expanding.
The Wheels/Rims provide the mounting service to contain the vehicle’s tires. Performing a Wheel Balance will ensure even tire wear, prolong tire life. Our certified technician will inspect the tire tread for wear, properly adjust pressure, balance tires and properly torque the lug nuts. We Recommend Performing a Wheel Balance … Read More »
The steering and suspension system is necessary for proper vehicle stability, control, and safe handling. Steering and suspension components, such as ball joints, tie rod ends, control arm bushings, struts and stabilizer links, just to name a few, are constantly subjected to continued stress caused by today’s harsh road conditions. … Read More »
The Starter . . . Is an electrical motor that turns the flywheel to crank the engine over. The slower the starter motor turns, the greater the drain on the battery. Replacing the Starter will . . . provide quicker starting; prolong battery life and lessen the stress on electrical … Read More »
The Shock Absorber is a component used to dampen the movement of the suspension caused by irregularities on or in the road surface. Replacing the Shock Absorbers will ensure precision handling, stability and control and prolong the life of your tires. Our certified technician will remove old shock absorbers, inspect … Read More »
Today’s complex vehicle has numerous computers that manage all of the automotive systems. These computers often require that their software be updated to improve performance, reduce emissions, increase fuel economy, accept a new replacement part, address a check engine light complaint or as part of a technical service bulletin issued … Read More »
Need brakes backed by a lifetime warranty? Contact Precision Tune Auto Care to learn more about their brake change services.
We work with extended warranty companies to determine if your vehicle’s repairs are covered under your current plan.
Contact us today if you need to have your clutch inspected or repaired. Our certified experts can provide the service you need, when you need it.
The CV Boot(s) are the protective coverings which contain grease to lubricate the constant velocity joints (drive axles). Replacing the CV Boot(s) will prevent further CV joint damage and can reduce “clicking” noise if present when turning. The CV Shaft(s) transfer power from the trans-axle to the front wheels … Read More »
The Alternator… Provides the electrical needs of the vehicle while it is running and keeps the battery properly charged. Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator/generator: Slow cranking condition after vehicle has been in operation Vehicle’s charge light remains on while in operation Stalled or ‘dead’ engine Poor electrical accessory (lights, wipers, … Read More »
Whether your vehicle has a factory equipped alarm or an aftermarket alarm system the professionals at Precision Tune Auto Care can service, repair, or replace the necessary components to keep your vehicle running properly and safely in your possession.
The Airbag system, also known as a supplementary restraint system (SRS) or supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR), is a safety system on modern automobiles that helps to protect the driver and most passengers in case of a collision. The SRS system has numerous sensors, wiring and components, including seat belt pretensioners … Read More »
Modern headlight lenses are made of poly carbonate and become discolored, oxidized, and scratched over time by weather and road debris. Cloudy headlights are a safety hazard. Performing a headlight restoration will remove oxidation and scratches to the lenses, and then sealing the lenses with a protective coating to improve … Read More »
The Hybrid vehicle population continues to expand and while many service procedures are the same as non-Hybrid vehicles, some service and repairs require specialized equipment, cautions, and service procedures. Precision Tune Auto Care services Hybrid vehicles every day and our updated procedures and equipment can handle the necessary technology that … Read More »
Receive expert care and service at Precision Tune. Our experienced technicians will install your ignition interlock device and provide comprehensive device training. You may also come to approved locations for your scheduled monitoring.
Precision Tune Auto Care’s Fuel System Service includes both Air Induction and Fuel Injection cleanings. Air Induction System The air induction system provides a path for air to enter the combustion chamber. Proper air flow is critical for quick start up, smooth idling, acceleration, and overall engine performance. Why do … Read More »
Your vehicle’s exhaust system is critical for proper engine performance, noise management and safety. Having your exhaust system inspected regularly assures that no harmful fumes are entering the engine compartment or passenger area. In addition, proper exhaust flow is critical in today’s advanced complex automotive systems.
Today’s vehicles are a complex maze of interwoven electrical systems. All electrical systems however, must have a continuous and steady source of energy. Battery Provides all electrical energy necessary to start the vehicle Provides reserve electrical power under heavy electrical loads Symptoms of a malfunctioning battery include no crank condition, … Read More »
The Catalytic Converter is an emission control device located in the exhaust system to reduce hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen. Replacing the Catalytic Converter will assure proper exhaust flow and correct emission performance as required by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
Belts Belts are critical components to proper engine and accessory operation. Timing belts ensure proper alignment of vital engine components. Accessory belts, depending on the make of your vehicle, operate vital system components. Because of the hostile environment caused by stress and heat, belts should be inspected regularly for wear. … Read More »
Your vehicle’s battery provides all the electrical power to start the vehicle. Performing a Battery Service/Test will: Determine the current condition and functionality of the battery Helps maintain proper alternator operation Help to increase battery life and reliable starting.We Recommend a Battery Service/Test once a year or every 15,000 miles. … Read More »
Performing an Alignment Service will ensure proper handling, straight steering and prolong tire life. When Do You Need A Wheel Alignment? Every 12,000 miles or once a year Vehicle pulls to one side or “drifts” Need to keep steering wheel turned to drive straight Excessive tire wear found After changing … Read More »
Precision Tune Auto Care’s certified technicians install a wide variety of aftermarket accessories as a part of our complete auto care service. Contact your local Precision Tune Auto Care team to see if they can install your new accessory today.
Precision Tune Auto Care wants you to be safe on the road. To help consumers understand different car warning lights that can illuminate on their dash, Joel Burrows, VP of Training/Research & Development (a.k.a. Precision Tune’s “Car Doctor”) offers advice about the most common car warning lights and what actions … Read More »
When your vehicle is properly tuned, the ignition system, fuel system, emission system and computer system all work together in perfect harmony. This results in peak combustion chamber efficiency, improving performance, saving you money at the gas pump and making sure your car is emitting a minimal amount of pollutants. Ignition … Read More »
Where the rubber meets the road – literally. Your car’s tires provide the link between you and the highway. Proper maintenance is crucial to both performance and safety. Tires should be routinely inspected for proper inflation and wear. In addition, routine tire rotations, balancing, and alignment will greatly enhance tire … Read More »
The services that are most often neglected by drivers are also some of the most critical for your vehicle. The expensive and sophisticated engines in today’s vehicles can be completely destroyed by improper fluid care. Fluid maintenance services such as oil changes, transmission fluid changes and differential fluid changes are … Read More »
In today’s busy economy, we believe “Convenience” is our highest value proposition. Fleet owners will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the work on their vehicles will be done promptly and will be done right the first time. Competitive prices and better value In and Out, … Read More »
Your vehicle is driving erratically, or you’ve got a warning light on your dashboard that was blinking yesterday and now is on steady. What do you do? Hint: the answer is not to put a piece of electrical tape over the warning light and pretend it’s not happening. Quick attention … Read More »
Advances in automotive technology have resulted in vehicles that are better built and longer lasting. However, no vehicle is maintenance free for life (no matter what the dealer’s commercial may promise)! To ensure peak performance and years of worry-free driving, your manufacturer has developed a recommended maintenance schedule, which is … Read More »
The cooling system removes the tremendous heat generated by your vehicle’s engine. This heat, if left uncontrolled, can quickly damage vital engine components. The cooling system is sealed and under pressure. When does my car cooling system need service? The car cooling system should be checked yearly. Failure to maintain … Read More »
When it comes to safety, no part of your vehicle is more important than the brakes. They should be inspected at least once a year to determine the condition of the hydraulic system and operating hardware. While the entire braking system requires attention, the friction components (pads, shoes, rotors and drums) require constant … Read More »
Your air conditioning system is part of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, and one of the key components in your vehicle’s comfort-control center. When your air conditioning is not functioning properly, driving can be miserable and, in some cases, even dangerous. All modern cars have a heater, … Read More »