We can take a look under the hood
An auto inspection is a process where a qualified unbiased technician inspects the car to discover any problems that the seller / buyer may not be aware of. The inspection enables the buyer to make an educated and informed buying decision. We provide a methodical, procedural, and objective inspection with no repair sales pressure. Our neutral site allows the buyer to receive an unbiased evaluation with advice on repairs, maintenance and warranties. An inspection may find prior accident damage, evidence of major repairs or lack of general maintenance services, safety and even future potential problems.
Beat the Lexington heat
The Basics Behind Air Conditioning System Diagnostic Services at Bluegrass Precision Auto Care
Your vehicle’s air conditioning system cools, purifies, and circulates air throughout the vehicle to promote a comfortable cabin environment and prevent driver fatigue. The air conditioning system operates in a continuous cycle, sending refrigerant through a sealed system to remove hot air from the cabin compartment. As the refrigerant flows through the air conditioning system, it is turned from a hot gas into a liquid, which is then cooled, turned into a gas again, and vaporized in order to absorb heat from the cabin. At the end of the cycle, the cool air is blown into the cabin. This process is made possible by the drive belt, which drives the compressor, the main component of the air conditioning system. The compressor works in concert with the condenser, evaporator, and other parts. If any of these components cease to operate efficiently, the functionality of the entire system is at risk. When the performance of your vehicle’s air conditioning diminishes, allow us to identify and solve the issue through an AC diagnostic.
Why Should You Have Air Conditioning System Diagnostic Services Performed at Bluegrass Precision Auto Care?
If your air conditioning system creates an unusual amount of noise while running, produces an abnormal odor, or blows stale air instead of cool air, then you may need the assistance of our service staff. During an AC diagnostic, we will inspect the belts for cracks, the compressor for leaks, the electrical components for connectivity, and the entire system for low pressure. Our service staff may also evacuate and recharge your system with refrigerant according to your manufacturer’s specifications. During an air conditioning system diagnostic, we will use professional leak detection tools to locate the problem plaguing your system. Watch for early symptoms for an air conditioning system in need of repair, and contact us online or call us when you are in need of service.
We proudly service the Air Conditioning System Diagnostic needs of customers in Lexington, KY, and surrounding areas.
Your one-stop shop for oil change service
One of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect the life of your car, especially its engine, is to change the oil and the oil filter regularly. Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It reduces friction, lessens wear, provides lubrication, forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts. Without the cleaning action of new oil, carbon and varnish buildup would be toxic to the engine. And engine oil even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts.
Belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans.
Replacement Belts & Hoses
Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are involved in processes within the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. These belts and hoses play crucial roles in functional operations inside your vehicle. The heater hose and radiator hose carry liquid coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core. The timing belt is responsible for maintaining engine precision by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft, which move the engine’s valves and pistons. However, not all vehicles contain timing belts. In place of timing belts, some vehicles use timing chains. On the outside of the engine, the serpentine belt transmits power from the front of the engine to other systems in the vehicle, like the air conditioning system and charging system. Some factors that contribute to wear and tear on your belts and hoses include vehicle age, mileage, belt tension, hose clamp failure, electrochemical degradation, and oil contamination. In the long run, routine maintenance and replacements of your vehicle’s belts and hoses will prevent breakdowns and costly repairs.
When compared to other components in your car, belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans. These items are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, which all have the potential to cause cracks and leaks. Some symptoms to be aware of for belts and hoses nearing failure include squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation. It’s worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are usually associated with a bad pulley bearing rather than the belt itself, as the pulley bearing may freeze up and ultimately lead to a belt replacement. Other symptoms of a bad belt or hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure. While routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures, which will accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Since belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for scheduled maintenance.
Bluegrass Precision Auto Care proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in Lexington, KY, and surrounding areas.
Don't blow a fuse over a blown fuse
The electrical and electronic systems in your vehicle are responsible for routing power and information in order to dictate the behavior of certain systems. The electrical systems are linked by wiring, fuses, circuit breakers, and relays. Loose or broken wiring, poor pin fits, and broken connectors or switches may lead to intermittent power or a completely inoperative system. When you begin experiencing trouble with your electrical and electronic systems, ask yourself these questions: How often does this problem occur, and how long does this problem persist? The more information you are able to provide to our staff during an electrical and electronic systems service, the quicker Bluegrass Precision of Lexington will be able to recreate the same conditions, and ultimately hone in on the exact problem.
If your vehicle experiences an electrical or electronic systems failure, it is beneficial to have the problem repaired quickly. A vehicle with electrical problems may not start, or it may become inoperative. Our ASE certified experts are able to diagnose and repair problems during an electrical and electronic systems service. We can locate shorts, grounds, open, and resistance problems in electrical and electronic circuits, and we can repair wiring harnesses and connectors along with electrical wiring and solder repair. Our technicians are also able to diagnose the cause of uneven headlight brightness, intermittent lights, dim lights, and inoperative lights. In addition, we can service headlights and bulbs as well as correct intermittent turning signal and hazard light operation. Motor-driven accessory circuits, heated glass operation, and electric lock operation are all concerns for our staff as we begin to diagnose the electrical and electronic issue. In the end, our staff will work hard to get you driving a safe and functional vehicle again.
The Basics Behind Computerized Wheel Balancing Services at Bluegrass Precision Auto Care
Professionals use computerized wheel balancers to pinpoint weight differentiation within a tire and wheel assembly. Computerized wheel balancers are highly accurate machines that identify the weight distribution problem areas within an assembly. Ideally, a tire and its wheel should complement one-another, with both maintaining an equal amount of weight throughout the assembly. In a perfect assembly, air will be even throughout the tire, and the wheel will be perfectly round in shape. However, tires and wheels are nearly never perfect. In fact, some tire manufacturers mark the lightest part of a tire so that drivers can easily match it to the heaviest part of the wheel. Both time and normal tire and wheel usage will also gradually add imbalance to a tire and wheel assembly’s weight distribution. The smallest difference in weight within an assembly can cause a great amount of damage and annoyance. A computerized wheel balancing service will return the balance of your car or truck’s wheels to factory specifications.
Why Should You Have Computerized Wheel Balancing Services Performed at Bluegrass Precision Auto Care?
Tire and wheel assemblies are prone to various weight discrepancies that can cause a multitude of problems for motorists. If you experience vibrations in your vehicle, hear squeals from your tires, or feel your vehicle pulling in one direction, then one or more of your tire and wheel assemblies may be in need of rebalancing. Fortunately, our staff is here to help with all your balancing needs. During this process, our experts will mount your wheel on the computerized wheel balancing machine and spin it. Acting upon the information we receive from our computerized wheel balancing equipment, our service staff will apply additional weight to the indicated areas in order to alleviate vibrations and help the assembly roll more smoothly. With your tires and wheels properly balanced, you can enjoy an overall smoother ride, greater control, and longer lasting tires.
We take care of your vehicle
Is your check engine light on? An engine light doesn’t always mean a huge repair bill. The engine light illuminates anytime a fault is detected in the vehicle emissions system. It could be as simple as a loose gas cap, or as complex as an intricate engine malfunction.Your vehicle requires 4 key characteristics to start up – adequate power, good fuel pressure, engine compression and spark. Your vehicle’s battery provides the power. If there is adequate power, but the vehicle still will not turn over, comprehensive testing is required to determine which of the other 3 is the root of the problem and why.
Don’t Ignore That Light
So if the check engine light comes on and it’s steady rather than flashing, what do you do? The most obvious answer, of course, is to get the engine checked by us at Bluegrass Precision of Lexington. But many people do nothing, perhaps fearing an expensive repair bill. Some drivers with older cars want to squeeze out as many remaining miles as possible without visiting an auto repair garage. If the light is lit, there’s a good chance the car is releasing excess pollutants or consuming too much gas.
Lexington, KY brake experts!
If you’re not confident in your vehicle’s ability to brake firm and straight, then it’s time for a brake service. With time, all car brakes need attention, and there’s no attention more expert than a Bluegrass Precision Auto Care technician’s attention. We’ll diagnose your vehicle’s brake problems and offer brake repair solutions that fit your budget. When your brakes are serviced at Bluegrass Precision Auto Care of Lexington, your brake pads/shoes, brake rotors/drums and all other brake components will be replaced with new, quality brake parts. If you’re keeping your car for the long haul, we suggest our full brake service – this initial investment will save you money in the long run, and last throughout the car’s lifetime.
Brake System Services
- Anti-lock Brake System repair and replacement
- Brake adjustment
- Brake fluid testing and replacement
- Brake pad replacement
- Brake shoe replacement
- Brake System Evaluation
- Brake System Inspection
- Brake System Visual Check
- Caliper repair and replacement
- Drum reconditioning and replacement
- Rotor reconditioning and replacement
- Wheel bearing repair and replacement
- Wheel cylinder repair and replacement