So, I Got A Bad Review, Now What?

Seeing a bad review on one’s business is disappointing and can create some angst. However, bad reviews are actually useful and even necessary. Useful from the standpoint of being a tool to help improve the business and address a shortcoming, even if it is a perceived shortcoming and is not really the reality of a […]

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How Much To…?

One of the most common calls we receive from people contain the question, “How much to…?” do whatever they believe they need to have done on their car. The question is reasonable and understandable but it is also unprofessional to answer in most cases. Things like an oil change, fluid exchange, alternator and battery test […]

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USED CAR BUYING ADVICE. USED CAR PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION. Part 2

In a previous blog post we covered some signs to look for when shopping for a used car such as maintenance records, wear on the brake pedal, mileage, and driving habits of the previous owner. Previous post here: https://www.yumacarcare.com/car-advice/used-car-buying-advice-used-car-pre-purchase-inspection/   There are many more areas that can be looked at without having to be a […]

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Used Car Buying Advice. Used Car Pre-Purchase Inspection.

One of the most heartbreaking stories we hear at Accurate Automotive are the ones from vehicle owners that ‘Just bought the car, please check it over for me”. It is likely either you or someone you know has gone through the following experience at one time or another. The vehicle is recently purchased and it […]

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Do I Have To Take My Car Back To The Dealer For Service While It Is Under Warranty?

A common misconception among new vehicle owners is that they have to take their car or truck back to the dealer while it is under the manufacturer’s warranty. This is completely false although the dealerships are happy to create that illusion and do nothing to dispel that mistaken belief. The truth is, any automotive company […]

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What Is The Correct Tire Pressure For My Car?

Correct tire pressures are a critical aspect for safety and tire wear. Too much pressure and you risk a dangerous blowout and incorrect tire wear and too little tire pressure actually causes the same issues, risk of tire failure and even worse tire wear. You may recall a number of years ago the rollover accidents […]

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My Brakes Are Squeaking

A common complaint about brakes is that they are squeaking or squealing. Most of the time the client believes they will need new brakes but that is not always the case. Here in Yuma we have quite a bit of dust. That can sometimes lead to a glazing of the brake rotors and can cause […]

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Auto Maintenance Tips

Keep your car clean by washing it regularly as well as keeping the interior clean. Not only is a dirty car an eyesore but dirt can scratch the paint surface and bird dropping can actually eat into the car’s finish causing permanent damage. We all know there is a lot of dust in Yuma so […]

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Summer Driving Tips

Here in Yuma, we all know the summer heat can be intense. On the day this is being written, the forecast is for 114 degrees this afternoon! This is an area of the country where air conditioning is more of a “must have” than a convenience. When your car has been parked in the sun, […]

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COVID-19 Precautions In Auto Repair

You might wonder what precautions and procedures take place for auto repair companies like Accurate Automotive attention here in Yuma. It has been an interesting exercise in trying to think of the things that must be done to protect staff and clients alike. There are the obvious things like sanitizing counters and frequently touched surfaces […]

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What Do I Need To Know About Buying A Used Car?

Buying a used car can be a stressful time. Knowing a bit more about do’s and don’ts may help relieve some of that stress. First, what is your budget? That can either be the amount you have saved up or it can be the amount you may have to borrow. Knowing what the payments will […]

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What Is A Mass Air Flow Sensor? (MAF)

A mass air flow sensor (MAF) is a device that is between the air filter and the intake manifold. Its job is to measure the mass of the air entering the engine. Note that the word is “mass”, not amount or volume. The mass of the air entering the engine is affected by things such […]

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It’s Our 50th Anniversary!

Flyer 1 Click on the link above to see how to nominate someone to win a car. We will be announcing the winner at our 50th anniversary celebration on October 25th. Need not be present to win.

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Why Are Those Black Dots On My Windshield?

Many cars and trucks have solid windows and windshields with a black edge and black dots near the black edge that get smaller in size as they move away from the edge. Did you ever wonder why the black edge and the black dots are there? The explanation is pretty simple and logical. Windshields and […]

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How To Protect Your Car’s Interior

Most of us try to keep our cars fairly clean by washing the car when it becomes dirty and perhaps the occasional wax job to help protect the paint but how much attention gets paid to protecting the interior of the car? When you think about it, the interior gets the most wear and tear […]

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How Does Air Conditioning Work?

Here in Yuma air conditioning is more than a luxury, it is a must have for our homes, our businesses, our cars and all the places we visit each day. But, did you ever wonder just how air conditioning (a/c) works? How does it make the “cold” air that keeps us cool in all those […]

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How To Save Money On Car Repairs

The answer isn’t what you were probably expecting. It is “routine maintenance”! We all dread car repairs because it is expensive and always inconvenient. However, following the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals will greatly reduce the odds of a breakdown. Better yet, the inconvenience is avoided because you can make appointments for your routine maintenance services […]

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Buying A Used Car? Buyer Beware!

One of the worst things we hear from our clients is this statement: “I just bought this car and got a great deal. Please check it out and let me know if it needs anything.” ARGH! We just want to scream and ask, “Why didn’t you bring it to us first?!” We have had to […]

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Are Your Brake Lights Working?

Do you really know the answer to that question? When was the last time you checked all of the lights on your car or truck? Look around you as you drive. On almost any trip across town to run an errand, go to work, etc., look around you at traffic lights and you will more […]

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Are Bad Roads Bad For My Car?

Everywhere we drive we find roads that are in need of maintenance and repair. Often there are potholes to be contended with and it seems that most drivers do little to avoid them. Potholes should be avoided when safely possible. It’s not a terrible thing if you can’t avoid them, and it certainly is not […]

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What Brake Pads Are Right For My Car?

Choosing the correct brake pads for your car can sometimes be confusing. There seems to be a number of choices and, of course, price options available when selecting the brake pads you want to have on your car. We always recommend the pads that most closely match the manufacturer’s original pad type as that is […]

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Traction Control System And Warning Light Meaning

The Traction Control System (TCS) in your vehicle is responsible for helping your vehicle maintain control by assisting with road grip in slippery conditions. If a wheel loses traction, the TCS will automatically engage to keep your car stable and headed in the direction you intend. It works by using the same components as your […]

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How To Avoid Buying Flood Damaged Cars

In September, 2018, Hurricane Florence dumped immense amounts of rain over the east coast doing about $22 billion in property damage while flooding homes, businesses, and of course, automobiles of all kinds. You definitely do not want to buy a vehicle that has been in flood waters, sometimes for days at a time! Sitting under […]

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How Often Should I Wash My Car?

We all know how important it is to keep up with our vehicle’s maintenance such as oil changes, making sure fluids are topped of and clean, replacing worn brake pads, fuel and air filters, etc. But what about washing the vehicle? How often should that be done and why? There is a lot of dust […]

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