Kernville Tires - Frequently Asked Questions
Precision Automotive Paint & Collision is proud to offer a full range of tire services to vehicle owners located in the greater Lake Isabella area.
At Precision Automotive Paint & Collision, we are frequently asked many questions when it comes to tires, from tire pressure to what types of tires are right for your vehicle. In this section, we answer a few questions that we are most frequently asked as a reference point for you. If you have a question that isn`t answered here, please feel free to contact us. We`ll do our best to inform you in any way that we can!
Is tire pressure really that important? I mean, if my pressure is a few pounds high or low, what does it really matter?
Tire pressure is extremely important to the performance and the SAFETY of your vehicle. You should check your tire pressure frequently, at least monthly. If your pressure is too high or too low, at best, you`re killing your gas mileage and adding to the wear and tear of your tire`s tread. At worst case scenario, improper tire pressure can cause complete tire failure. It`s easy to ignore tire pressure, to just hop in the car and go, but it can have serious repercussions on your wallet and the safety of passengers and those on the roads around you.
I have a flat tire, can I repair it or do I have to completely replace my tire?
That all depends on the amount of damage done to the tire and the condition of the tire. If the sidewall is blown or damaged or the seal is broken, then no, the tire is shot, but if there is a simple puncture that can be sealed, then yes, the tire can likely be repaired. In most cases, you can use a can of Fix-A-Flat to quickly repair and refill it. If that works and it doesn`t immediately deflate, it can likely be repaired. Remove the tire (even if the Fix-A-Flat seems to be working), put your spare on, and take your tire to a certified mechanic for repair and testing.
I`ve heard that the tires on my vehicle actually affect my gas mileage, is this true?
Absolutely, your tires affect your gas mileage in many ways. Two things to keep in mind are to make sure that you have the proper tires for your vehicle, and that you have proper tire pressure, according to the manufacturers suggested tire pressure, which is listed right on the tire itself. By having tires that fit your car and keeping them properly inflated, you can ensure maximum gas mileage if the rest of the vehicle is in perfect working order.
Automotive Repair Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of cars does Precision Automotive Paint & Collision repair?
Precision Automotive Paint & Collision provides a complete range of repair and maintenance services. We handle all makes and models of cars, truck and SUV’s whether imported or domestic.
What are my payment options?
Precision Automotive Paint & Collision accepts VISA, MasterCard, Debit and Cash. We also offer payment plans for major repairs. Call us for more information.
How often do I need an Oil Change?
The general rule for oil changes on any vehicle is every 5000 miles. We recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the peak performance of your vehicle. Consult with our auto repair experts for more information.
How often should my brake system be inspected?
According to the manufacturer’s recommendation, the brake system should be inspected every 12 months.
What should I do if my “check engine” light comes on?
When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle it doesn’t necessarily signal a need for major repairs. To be certain, have your vehicle checked by a professional. Visit the service pages on this site for more information.
Do you offer transmission maintenance services?
Precision Automotive Paint & Collision offers inspection and transmission flush services that include filter, gasket and fluid replacement.
What type of transmission repair does Precision Automotive Paint & Collision provide?
Our certified mechanics provide complete transmission repairs and rebuild for any foreign or domestic vehicle. This means we can help our clients with just about any motorized vehicle of any make! When it comes to transmission repairs, we’re the go-to company!
Is preventative maintenance important?
Yes. If your vehicle is properly maintained it will last longer, operate more efficiently and save you money in the long run. Your owner’s manual outlines recommended maintenance schedules for your vehicle. Just like anything in life, proper upkeep is key.
Do you offer smog tests for out of state cars?
Precision Automotive Paint & Collision does provide smog tests for cars that from out of state. Whether you’re in town for an extended period of time or have decided to become a permanent resident but your license and information has not been updated, don’t worry.
My car is leaking clear fluid, is that dangerous?
Liquid leaking from a vehicle is usually a sign that something is wrong. The clear liquid may just be water condensation which can come from the AC. This is perfectly normal. However, it could be brake fluid which can be clear though is usually a yellowish hue. Brake fluid will have an oily feel and a medium thickness.
My car smells funny but it is running fine, should I be worried?
The moment your vehicle begins emitting an odor, it is time to bring it in to the shop. There are certain smells that mean different things, and can signal almost anything. From a stuck brake and overheated engine to a leak in the fuel system or an electrical short.