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All Lined Up (Alignment Inspection)

When you head down a straight road, does your vehicle pull to one side?  Do you feel vibration in any of the wheels? If you've noticed any of these things, it's probably time for you to get your wheel alignment checked. When your vehicle left the factory, its wheels were parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground.  That maximizes traction for good steering and braking. Every time you take your vehicle on the road, normal wear and tear will affect your alignment. Hit a bump,...

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Precision Tune Auto Care

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Precision Tune Auto Care for a check up. In today's Precision Tune Auto Care auto post,   we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. -- residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage . A clean fuel system saves money for -- drivers at -- gas stations ....

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important things, so you'll know if that's the right vehicle for you. Check out the gadgets.  Love a good sound system? Then turn it up loud.  Does it have enough bass for you? See how you like its...

Feeling Powerless (Why Is My Battery Light On?)

When one of your vehicle’s warning lights comes on, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh, no, what’s wrong now?” When it’s the battery light, it means there’s something wrong with your vehicle’s battery or charging system.  And because both are important for your vehicle to work properly, it’s a good idea to get it checked out.  Here are some things that may cause a battery light to illuminate. It could be that your battery has failed. ...

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at PTAC

All of us know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Precision Tune Auto Care technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter . That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle. Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. Area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's...

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

  If you're reading this article, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service . Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say "no," you might be harming your vehicle or risking your family's safety. At the risk...

Breathe Deep with a New Cabin Air Filter

  Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers). The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable Precision Tune Auto Care...

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little.  Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles to go the extra distance. Cool—The driver who can't wait to get to the next stoplight is just shortening the life of his or her vehicle.  Jackrabbit starts and uneven acceleration hurts...

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Precision Tune Auto Care

  Hello! Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for drivers? First of all, the Check Engine or  Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That's why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious vehicle engine...

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by.  You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler.  Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just a muffler.  Your engine makes power because of thousands of tiny explosions from detonating fuel.  Those explosions make a racket, so engineers came up with a system that acoustically...

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