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Recommended Service Intervals

Everyone knows we are advised to go to our dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – "Everything's fine, see you in six months." Or "You've got a small cavity starting, let's schedule an appointment to take care of it." By the time you leave, you have a plan for addressing any necessary issues....

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our area shoe stores? When buying a running shoe, is quality important? Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous? Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price? Is the warranty important when  buying tires ? When you choose new tires, what's the most important factor for you? Give us a call at  Precision Tune Auto Care  for tire recommendations. You know, buying...

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local tire store. Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is the...

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing.  And not being able to see a thing when we're driving?  Not a good thing. Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun.  And other things can ruin visibility: scratches on the glass, fogged windows, mineral deposits.  So lets make one thing clear:  Your windows.  Here are some tips. Number one rule,...

What to Do in Case of an Accident

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do. Let's review  what drivers should do in case of an accident : When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your...

Change is Good (Oil Change)

You've heard that expression, change is good.  When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine.  But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here are some guidelines that will help. It used to be pretty much a rule of thumb that vehicles got their oil changed once every 3 months or 3,000 miles/5,000 kilometers.  But times have changed. ...

A New Battery

Hello drivers, let's talk about batteries . Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery, here's some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery:  cold cranking amps  and  reserve capacity . The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where...

Exhaust Service at Precision Tune Auto Care: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most people realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly . That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at Precision Tune Auto Care. The exhaust manifold is the first component...

Premium vs. Regular Gas

People often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is. Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differences. Engines require different octane...

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly...

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