Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly. Also, when your vehicle has worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle. Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle. The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner’s manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.
Dealers are making it clear that they will not stand behind your warranty if the routine maintenance, as outlined in your owner’s manual, is not performed. But remember, you can get that maintenance done anywhere. You DO NOT need to go to the Dealer for these services. We can do any service and we keep electronic records for you.
When getting system flushes (coolant, brake, power steering, transmission, etc) make sure the facility is using the manufacturer’s recommended fluids. Dealers are now taking fluid samples when faced with a warranty issue. If they determine that an incorrect or non compliant fluid has been used in your vehicle, it may void your manufacturer’s warranty. Here at Precision Auto we use the same fluids that came in your vehicle from the factory.
It means your vehicle’s computer system has self-diagnosed some kind of problem. The “Check Engine” light is there to signal you when a problem occurs that may require attention. This can include anything from a momentary hiccup to a failure of a major electronic component. There’s no way to know what the light means without running a diagnostic scan on the system to determine the nature of the fault.
Some shops will advertise a “free check engine light scan” or will “pull the code for free.” They will hook up a scanner to your vehicle and give you the code. Unfortunately, each code refers to several possible problems so the code number will not help you. You will still need a qualified technician to diagnose the problem. We are honest with our customers and let them know what the cost will be upfront.
You should have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owners manual.
Yes. And every oil change comes with a free 27-point courtesy check. So you can be sure that a properly qualified technician is looking over your vehicle to make sure everything is ok.
You should rotate your tires every 6,000 miles, or with every other oil change.
We can help. We subscribe to several online information systems. We can tell you what needs to be checked on your vehicle at any mileage interval.
We have rental cars on-site. You do not need to be shuttled to a different location to pick up a car.
Any vehicle service totaling $450.00 or more qualifies you for a free 1-day rental car. Your insurance covers the rental vehicle at no additional cost to you (must be full coverage insurance).