Blog in Germantown, MD

Mold in the A/C System

Yuck! Mold is growing in my car’s A/C system? We all know the typical places for mold–the bathroom, the basement, the spot in the closet underneath the roof leak. But in the car? In the air conditioning system? Yes! Unfortunately, it’s more common than you think. Due to condensation, humidity, or even a water leak,

Is It Time For A Wheel Alignment?

The Worst Dance Ever! (Signs That You Need A Wheel Alignment) Oh, boy! Your car is doing some kind of dance, and it’s not pretty. As you drive, it pulls you to one side of the road when you were actually trying to go straight. You hear squealing, and it’s your tires telling you something

Most Common Kia Repairs

“Arise,” Enjoy Your Kia, and Repair It When Necessary Based in Seoul, South Korea, Kia has become a very popular line of vehicles in the United States. Partially owned by vehicle manufacturer Hyundai, Kia makes 11 models (Cadenza, Forte, K900, Niro, Optima, Rio, Sedona, Sorento, Soul, Sportage, and Stinger) with some models offering variations in

Different Motor Oil Types Explained

What? There’s more than one kind? . . . I thought oil was oil! Just when you thought you had it all under control–you remembered to change the oil in BOTH cars–you realize that there’s more than one kind of oil, and you don’t have a clue what you should use. No worries! Precision Auto

How Do I Get My Used Car Ready to Sell?

Properly getting your Used Car ready to sell will help you get more money. Here are some steps you can take to help sell your used car. Thoroughly clean the outside including the wheels and tires. Put a coat of wax on the car to make it shine. Clean the interior including dash, instrument panel,

Don’t Let a Cracked Windshield Get You in Trouble

Learn When to Repair or Replace a Windshield Your windshield does a lot more than keep your hair looking great. Every time you’re cruising the highway, it works hard to stop bugs, stones, and debris from getting into the vehicle and helps ensure everything that’s inside doesn’t get out during an accident. Our staff at

Meet the team: Richard

Richard has been working with us for 18 years. As our longest tenured technician, we decided we’d interview him! Do you have any hobbies outside of working on cars? I really enjoy woodworking. (Richard makes beautiful pieces, but will never admit it) I actually went to 6 months of college for sculpting before becoming a

Everything You Need to Know About TPMS

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Have you ever thought about servicing your tires? As the first thing that comes between you and the road, they handle tremendous stress from carrying heavy loads and crossing uneven terrain. The best way to ensure your tires can handle their job is by maintaining optimal air pressure. Why Tire

When You Should Change the Oil in Your Car

Recommended Oil Service Intervals When was the last time you got your oil changed? Is it time to change it again? There are a few factors that influence how long you can go between fluid service. If you have questions about the ideal interval for your vehicle, ask the experts at Precision Auto in Germantown,

10 Things You Need to Know About Oil Changes

Oil Changes Keep the Engine Clean & Healthy Oil changes protect the engine by lubricating parts and controlling running temperatures to prevent excessive wear and overheating. They Help You Avoid Breakdowns If you never change the oil, dirt and contaminants will degrade engine parts, leading to repairs and potential breakdowns. Old oil fails to lubricate