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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.

Drive Train Service at Precision Tune Auto Care

  The  drive train  in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive. Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are...

How Do You Save Gas?

No one likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising fuel prices, however, have spurred drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can. Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of those really big SUVs. Lots of kids and...

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Vehicle

  Drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system  – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure. If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the vehicle manufacture’s recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to a monitoring unit that causes...

Straight and True: Wheel Alignment

  Most folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers is a periodic alignment inspection . Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are more expensive than an alignment...

Problems with Suspension Solved at Precision Tune Auto Care

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy loads — is also going to be hard on its suspension system. Because the useful life of your suspension system contains these elements of unpredictability, it is important for drivers to have them inspected...

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread.  No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded on the road. Besides the steam coming out of the engine compartment, here are a few signs of overheating.  Your vehicle has a heat gauge that may have a needle that can go into a red zone or...

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels

  Everyone eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process. One category is often referred to as "summer tires". Summer tires are designed to be driven on the road when temperatures are generally above 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). Their tread design...

Precision Tune Auto Care Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

  Drivers 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...

Tracking True: Wheel Alignment

  The biggest issue for drivers is always safety.  When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an  accident . When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Precision Tune Auto Care. When undergoing an alignment service at Precision Tune Auto Care, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment...

Air Conditioning Service

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 to get your air conditioner checked at Precision...

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