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Economics of Maintenance for -- Auto Owners

Buying a new car in -- is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But  what if your current car is still in good shape?  How do you decide? People in -- who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is,  how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that may be out of warranty? For purposes of...

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in --

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the -- area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from here to there. Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local -- service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure....

Battery Maintenance Tips From Precision Tune Auto Care

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 to the local --, --, market. They were hailed...

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in --, --, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most -- drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of -- customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call  Precision Tune Auto Care  in -- at ...

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent.  But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it should. The oxygen sensors measure how much oxygen is in your exhaust.  If there's too much, it means there's a problem with the mixture of fuel and air.  The sensor sends signals to computers...

Suspension Service at Precision Tune Auto Care in --

During an inspection at Precision Tune Auto Care in --, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts. Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components: There are the  springs  which hold the weight of your vehicle. There are several varieties of springs. Springs are heavy duty parts that rarely break or wear out. Shock absorbers work in conjunction with springs to smooth out the ride and help keep the tires on...

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 in -- replace our...

Ask Precision Tune Auto Care About the Importance of Service Intervals

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: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea. Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?   For one thing, your teeth may get more cavities....

Fuel System Cleaning at Precision Tune Auto Care for Better Performance

Hi -- residents. Let's talk fuel injectors . A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine. Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized....

No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)

Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging?  Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina.  Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't get better the older they get.  And here's the important thing to know, even if they can still pass a tread depth test, they may simply be too old to be safe  Here's the best way to understand this.  Have you ever found an old deck of playing cards with a rubber band wrapped around...

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