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Precision Tune Auto Care wants to help you stay informed on everything automotive, from the latest safety tests to exciting new vehicle reviews. Whether you want tips on keeping your vehicle in top shape or a sneak peek into Jay Leno’s amazing car collection, you can find everything you’re looking for in our resources overview.

Hey Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money. North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel prices. That's right, billions. Of course vehicle owners can't stop driving altogether, so we still need to find other ways to cut fuel bills. Preventive maintenance at Precision Tune Auto Care and good vehicle...

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Precision Tune Auto Care

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount.  Which brings us to the topic of today's Precision Tune Auto Care article:  wiper blades . While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in -- with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficult to see. Most of us replace our wiper...

Technician Training at Precision Tune Auto Care

  Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Precision Tune Auto Care. And even though it may just be routine maintenance , you want it done right by automotive professionals. It's also very important to your service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our auto service center spends annually to make sure our friendly...

Precision Tune Auto Care Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym, but not in your vehicle. When drivers' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs. A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in it. And water can...

Let Precision Tune Auto Care Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped  for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle  for a few more years gets even more attractive. On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance....

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine. PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation . The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine. When fuel is burned in your engine, it produces waste gases that...

Water Pump

  Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump 's like the heart of your cooling system , circulating the fluid throughout your vehicle. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear....

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Precision Tune Auto Care

  Many car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass   air flow sensor   failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace. Change your vehicle air filter at Precision...

PCV Valve Service at Precision Tune Auto Care

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine.  A clogged PCV will not allow these vapors to escape. This can dilute and contaminate the oil, leading to damaging engine oil sludge. It can also cause vehicle engine corrosion, something we see occasionally...

Automotive Tips from Precision Tune Auto Care: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Precision Tune Auto Care when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely. Your Precision Tune Auto Care service advisor can test your battery to see...

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