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4 Signs it is Time for an Acura Repair and Service

4 Signs it is Time for an Acura Repair and Service

Many drivers know that it is crucial to service their cars regularly, but some rely solely on their vehicles' mileage to determine when it is time for maintenance. Some drivers skip maintenance in the repair process. We will discuss some tell-tale signs in this blog that it is time to bring your Acura in for repair or service aside from routine appointments. The Engine Is Too Noisy Engines indeed make noises. However, excessive noises indicate that all is not well under the hood. The oil in the vehicle provides a thin protective layer to the engine parts, preventing them from coming into direct contact when they move. You will hear loud engine noises caused by the grinding and hammering of engine parts against each other when the oil becomes low or worn out. You should schedule Acura auto repair services to avoid more complicated repairs in the future. Poor Fuel Economy You may have noticed a change in your gas mileage ... read more

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The Top Qualities of a Reliable GMC Mechanic

The Top Qualities of a Reliable GMC Mechanic

  When it comes to finding a reliable GMC mechanic, you want to be sure that you choose the best possible option. After all, your car is a vital part of your life, and you need to be able to trust the person who is working on it.   In Poway, CA, you can trust the mechanics at Poway's Precision Automotive. We have a team of highly qualified and experienced GMC mechanics dedicated to providing the best possible service. There are a few qualities that you should look for in a reliable GMC mechanic: Honesty You want to be sure that your mechanic is honest with you about what needs fixing to your car. A good mechanic will never try to upsell you on unnecessary auto services.   At Poway's Precision Automotive, we believe in being completely transparent with our customers.   Communication A good mechanic will be able to communicate with you about ... read more

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The Top Five Benefits of a Timely Oil Change Service for Your Car

The Top Five Benefits of a Timely Oil Change Service for Your Car

  It's no secret that car maintenance is essential. Regular tune-ups and oil changes are necessary to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently.   Many people put off these tasks, thinking they can be done later down the road. However, it often leads to more significant and more expensive problems down the line.   At Poway's Precision Automotive, our mechanics recommend that you get an oil change service every 3000 miles or every three months, whichever comes first.Here are the top five benefits of a timely oil change service: Avoid Dirt and Debris Build-Up One of the primary purposes of oil is to keep your engine clean. Over time, however, oil breaks down and becomes less effective at trapping dirt and debris.   If you don't change your oil regularly, the build-up can lead to severe engine damage. A timely oil change service wi ... read more

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Why is Wheel Alignments Service in Poway, CA Important?

Why is Wheel Alignments Service in Poway, CA Important?

  When it comes to the safety of your vehicle, the wheel alignments service in Poway, CA, is one of the most vital services you can get. Wheel alignments ensure that your car is driving straight and that your tires are wearing evenly. If you don't get regular wheel alignments, you could lead to various expensive problems down the road. Here are the top reasons why should you have regular wheel alignments service in Poway, CA: Better Fuel Efficiency If your car is out of alignment, it's going to be working a lot harder than it should. It can cause your engine to work overtime, wasting fuel and costing you money at the pump. Wheel alignments help your car drive more efficiently, so you can save money on gas and reduce your carbon footprint. Improved Safety A car that's out of alignment is not safe. It can be hard to control and more likely to flip or skid in bad weather conditions. Wheel alignments make your ... read more

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Signs That You Need an Auto Repair Service in Poway, CA

Signs That You Need an Auto Repair Service in Poway, CA

  It can be hard to tell if your car needs an auto repair service in Poway, CA.    However, signs like a lack of acceleration or the engine making unusual noises may indicate that you need to get your car checked out as soon as possible.   At Poway's Precision Automotive in Poway, California, we specialize in auto repair and maintenance, focusing on diagnostics inspections. Our team of knowledgeable professionals will help get you back out on the road quickly. The following list is full of signs you should look for that you need an auto repair service in Poway, California: Too Much Exhaust Smoke When your engine is misfiring, it can produce a large amount of smoke.   The color indicated what component might be burning and how you should address the problem accordingly: blue means oil; white indicates coolant while black represents excess gasoline Check Engine Light The Check Engine Light i ... read more

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Merged Locations

Merged Locations

We are excited about a new addition to Poway's Precision Automotive! Poway’s Accurate Automotive has merged with Poway’s Precision Automotive and we have combined forces into one location to serve you better. This will allow us to combine resources like equipment, tools and staff as well as our highly skilled technicians all while reducing overall overhead.  With these changes, you can expect the same great service you have always received, along with a much more efficient experience, and a better value for you, our valued customer. For those new to Poway's Precision Automotive, we are located at 13867 Poway Road. From Poway's Accurate Automotive, just head east on Poway road, make a right on Adah Lane. (We are on the corner) Make an immediate right turn into the parking lot; we share with Poway recycling. (See map below.) Our current hours are 8AM - 5PM, Tuesday through Friday, and 8AM - 4PM on Saturday. We are currently closed on Sundays and Mondays ... read more

What are OEM parts?

What are OEM parts?

One request I get as the owner of Poway’s Precision Automotive is to install “OEM” parts. There is often some confusion about what an “OEM” part is and what it really means for your vehicle. If you are looking for an auto repair shop in Poway, or anywhere else, this is a good question to ask.  OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. These parts are not necessarily the same as the genuine parts that come from the dealer, but they are from the same manufacturer that provided the parts to the assembly line when the vehicle was produced. Aftermarket parts are not made to the same standards as the factory uses and often are of low quality and do not last as long. There are so many different parts manufacturers these days that it is important to work with an experienced mechanic, like the certified technicians we have at Poway’s Precision Automotive, to make sure they are using quality parts in their auto repair shop. At Poway's Precisi ... read more

What does my check engine light mean?

What does my check engine light mean?

Many customers in Poway will ask me “what does my car need?” when the check engine light comes on. The short answer is we don’t know until we have one of our technicians at Poway's Precision Automotive hook up a scanner and do a complete diagnostic to get the full picture of what is going on with the check engine light. If you are driving around Poway and the check engine light is blinking, this usually indicates a misfire that can cause damage to the engine or emission system. If the check engine light is flashing, we don’t recommend driving the vehicle to prevent costly repairs. There are some auto parts stores that will check the car out with a check engine light code reader, but that will only generate a fault code and not tell you the check engine light meaning. The vehicle will still need to be diagnosed by a trained professional, to make sure that the fault is verified. In the long run this will save you time and money.   If you ... read more

What is a vehicle diagnosis?

Modern cars are very complicated, with many complex systems, and most often require a computer or scanner for proper communication to diagnose. Our technicians at Poway’s Precision Automotive are highly trained and fully equipped to handle these situations. The first step to proper diagnosis is to verify the concern. This usually involves a proper interview with the client to find out how and when the vehicle is acting up, and then have the technician be able to reproduce the symptom with the vehicle.  The next step is to check for any DTC’s (diagnostic trouble codes) and perform a full vehicle scan. This will check all of the control modules for possible clues (not just the module that is having the problem). The next step is finding the proper resources and then testing the vehicle, which often includes hooking up test equipment and monitoring the system in question while it is malfunctioning.  One of the most important pieces of this puzzle is verifying the ... read more

Benefits of a Premium Oil Change

Benefits of a Premium Oil Change

Is your vehicle consuming oil between oil changes, and requires you to add oil periodically? As manufacturers try to lower emissions, they use piston rings that reduce friction.  As a result, the piston rings can easily become stuck with carbon deposits. This will cause lower compression and oil escaping past the piston rings into the combustion chamber, causing the vehicle to burn oil. Our premium oil change includes a cleaner that is ran through the engine before draining the oil to loosen up the existing carbon, then an additive is poured into the new oil to condition the new engine oil.  This combats sludge in the engine, provides longer oil change intervals, and reduces engine oil consumption keeping piston rings from sticking. If your vehicle is using oil between oil changes and you notice the oil level is low, we advise you ask about our premium engine oil service. If you have been going extended intervals and not been following recommended maintenance schedules, we ... read more

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