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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.

Severe Service Requirements

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule , which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She's been in the automotive business for over 30 years and is a speaker, a trainer and a writer. Cricket...

Air Conditioning Service

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hey! Let's talk about one of our summertime must-haves: your car A/C . It's real easy for drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time...

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. When people talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wiper blades fail. It's estimated that around 46 million people are driving with wipers that won't keep their windshields clear during a storm — that's 46 million people...

Battery Maintenance Tips

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons: First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well. A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced...

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today, Precision Tune Auto Care is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by  Precision Tune Auto Care .  Let's take  engine oil . Twenty...

The Importance of Drivers Following Service Intervals

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today in our Precision Tune Auto Care blog, we're going to talk about following recommended  service intervals . Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the lawn and paying the bills? Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?  Well, you'd get more cavities. You may not discover...

The Precision Tune Auto Care Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

Your browser does not support the video tag. The team at Precision Tune Auto Care and car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions.  drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks. And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more people can do? After all, some of us folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize. Weight is...

Following Recommended Intervals for Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 at Precision Tune Auto Care 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...

Arrive Alive

Your browser does not support the video tag. We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on roads. The truth is that all of us are distracted when we drive. Unfortunately, traffic, road construction and other external factors are beyond our control. The distractions inside our car, however, are things...

Tire Tread Depth Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out. The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Two other states, including California, consider 1/32 to be the minimum and six states have no standards at all. Call us at Precision Tune Auto...

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