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Tire Tread Depth for --, -- Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. $(document).ready(function(){$("#video-wrapper-NjU=").bind("contextmenu",function() { return false; });}); 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...

Automotive Tips : Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

Your auto air conditioning system  cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up. A common A/C problem for drivers that visit Precision Tune Auto Care is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and overworks various components. Leaks...

Will Proper Auto Maintenance Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a carpet carries...

Automotive Tips from Precision Tune Auto Care: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Precision Tune Auto Care can help maintain your battery. Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined. Also, making sure you...

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Precision Tune Auto Care

Your browser does not support the video tag. For those of you  who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new  direct injection engines  and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version of the same engine makes over 300 horsepower and gets essentially the same fuel economy. The turbocharged...

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly

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 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 replace our wiper blades...

Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym, but not in your vehicle. When residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs. A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in...

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed when he pressed the accelerator, sometimes it wouldn't do anything. He also noticed his cruise control wouldn't work and his traction control light was constantly on, very unusual. He was trying to...

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed when he pressed the accelerator, sometimes it wouldn't do anything. He also noticed his cruise control wouldn't work and his traction control light was constantly on, very unusual. He was trying to...

Precision Tune Auto Care Brake Service for Safe Stopping

Let's talk about something critical for all drivers: your  brakes . Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The  wheel hub  keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or  rotor  – is attached to the hub and rotates with the wheel as you drive. Your  brake pads...

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