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What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

  With front-wheel drive being so common these days, 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 for information about...

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, 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...

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 replace our wiper...

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...

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...

Precision Tune Auto Care Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

  Today's Precision Tune Auto Care post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Precision Tune Auto Care service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle. Brake fluid is confusing for some drivers. Back when we opened Precision Tune Auto Care, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some residents mistakenly...

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

  Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all residents know about them. But do we know enough? Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil change intervals. Delayed or skipped oil changes are a problem for residents because they lead to the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Oil sludge forms...

Precision Tune Auto Care Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenario...

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