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Nashville Acura Service Alternative

Nashville Acura car owners have an excellent alternative to using the high-priced franchised dealer option.

Accurate Automotive, Inc. was established in May of 1997 by a service technician that had previously worked at the local Nashville Acura franchised dealership and also at one of the local Nashville Honda franchised dealerships.

Accurate Automotive has a staff of 5 service technicians that are very knowledgeable about Acura automobiles. In case, you don’t know it, the Acura line of automobiles is produced by American Honda Motor Company. The Acura line of cars has minimal variations when compared with the Honda line of automobiles. A majority of parts, with the same part number cross from Honda to Acura application.

The staff technician that began working with Honda and Acura cars first, began his career at a Honda franchised dealership in Murfreesboro, TN in 1989. The second oldest technician began working at a Honda franchised dealership in 1991.

The key to keeping Nashville Acura car owners happy is using quality OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts and utilizing basic principles that have been implemented through years — decades of experience.

When searching for your source for Nashville Acura car repair, consider this… A franchised dealer’s ultimate objective is to sell new cars. The utilization of a parts department, a service department, and a used car department are secondary objectives and therefore, many times results in poor customer service and high costs.

Nashville Acura car owners are encouraged to visit Accurate Automotive, Inc. The number one objective of Accurate Automotive is to keep the Nashville Acura car owner happy with their vehicle and using the Accurate Automotive service facility to maintain their Acura automobiles.

Pay them a visit and see why Accurate Automotive, Inc. is the best place in Nashville and Middle Tennessee to service, maintain, and repair your Acura vehicles.

Accurate Automotive, Inc. has a great facility that is convenient to the Nashville Acura based car owner. The facility fronts I-24 east at Exit #64, just outside of Nashville city limits. Their physical address is 111 Enterprise Blvd., LaVergne TN 37086.

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Accurate Automotive performs Acura timing belt replacement

Acura TL V6 engine uses an Acura timing beltThe Acura timing belt replacement is a maintenance item that is very important to the reliability and durability of the engine. If the timing belt breaks, it can not only leave you stranded, it can also result in major engine damage.

The manufacturer recommended replacement interval for the Acura timing belt, under normal driving conditions, is 7 years or 105,000 miles (whichever occurs first).

Not all Acura vehicles utilize an Acura timing belt. If you own a late model Acura vehicle that has a 4 cylinder engine, then it does not have an Acura timing belt, but instead it utilizes a timing chain. Late model Acura vehicles that use a timing chain include the Acura TSX (4 cylinder models only), the Acura RSX, the Acura ILX, and the Acura RDX.

All late model Acura vehicles, equipped with a V6 engine do utilize an Acura timing belt. These vehicles include the Acura RL, TL, TSX (V6 model only), MDX, and ZDX.

Even though a timing chain equipped Acura car does not have a service interval that requires the timing chain replacement, the chain can still fail. At Accurate Automotive, our service facility has seen some Acura and Honda engines with timing chain failure. When not lubricated properly, the timing chain can stretch, jump time and cause major engine damage. In the past, when we have seen timing chain failure on Acura and Honda engines, the one consistent thing our service technicians noted was engine sludge. In other words, if you don’t change your oil regularly, and your Honda or Acura vehicle uses a timing chain, then it can cause major issues and a very expensive repair. Keep your oil changed. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

On Acura vehicles that utilize a Acura timing belt, Accurate Automotive recommends replacement of the timing belt,Acura timing belt package water pump, timing belt tensioner and accessory drive belts as one complete package.

There are several reasons for this recommendation. First, the accessory drive belt and timing belt tensioner have to be removed to replace the timing belt and the timing belt drives the water pump. Second, the timing belt tensioners have been known to start ‘chattering’ in cold weather, which can result in the timing belt loosening up and jumping time This can cause major engine damage. The third reason for the recommendation of additional parts replacement with the Acura timing belt is due to the long interval between the timing belt replacement, 105,000 miles. If the water pump is not replaced during the timing belt replacement interval and then fails before the next timing belt replacement, then all of those components must removed from the engine prematurely, between the Acura timing belt replacement intervals.

Come in and see why Accurate Automotive is the best place in Nashville and middle Tennessee to service, Acura timing belt replacement  Accurate Automotive Nashville TNrepair and maintain your Honda and Acura automobiles.

Accurate Automotive is a shop in middle Tennessee that is dedicated to the service and owner satisfaction of Honda and Acura car drivers in Nashville, Tennessee and areas around Middle TN.

Since 1997, Accurate Automotive has been serving middle TN Honda and Acura car owners living in Nashville, Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and other areas surrounding Nashville.

 

 

 

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Honda timing belt replacement at Accurate Automotive

The Honda timing belt replacement interval is very important. While many late model Honda and Acura vehicles now use a timing chain instead of a Honda timing belt, the Honda and Acura vehicles that are equipped with a V6 engine still utilize a Honda timing belt.

Honda and Acura vehicles that use a Honda timing belt have a recommended replacement interval in the maintenance schedule. Under normal circumstances, the Honda timing belt replacement interval is recommended every 7 years or 105,000 miles (whichever occurs first).Accurate Automotive technician starting timin belt replacement procedure

If you have a Honda or Acura vehicle that utilizes a timing chain instead of a Honda timing belt, then your vehicle does not have a timing chain replacement interval. However, consider that a timing belt does not require engine oil to lubricate it, the timing chain does. If you own a Honda or Acura vehicle that has a timing chain instead of a Honda timing belt and you do not keep your oil changed properly, you will be replacing timing chain components, and they are very expensive.

At Accurate Automotive, our service facility has had some vehicles that needed timing chain component replacement and the one thing that was consistent was oil sludge. It is obvious that the Honda and Acura vehicles that have been in our service department, that had timing chain component failure, did not have the engine oil changed in them regularly.

On Honda and Acura vehicles that utilize a timing belt, Accurate Automotive recommends replacement of the timing belt, water pump, timing belt tensioner and accessory drive belts as one complete package.Honda timing belt package There are several reasons for this recommendation. First, the accessory drive belt and timing belt tensioner have to be removed to replace the timing belt and the timing belt drives the water pump. Second, the timing belt tensioners have been known to start ‘chattering’ in cold weather, which can result in the timing belt loosening up and jumping time This can cause major engine damage. The third reason for the recommendation of additional parts replacement with the timing belt is due to the long interval between the timing belt replacement, 105,000 miles. If the water pump is not replaced during the timing belt replacement interval and then fails before the next timing belt replacement, then all of those components must removed from the engine prematurely, between the Honda timing belt replacement intervals.

Come in and see why Accurate Automotive is the best place in Nashville and middle Tennessee to service, repair and maintain your Honda and Acura automobiles.

Accurate Automotive is a shop in middle Tennessee that is dedicated to the service and owner satisfaction of Honda and Acura car drivers in Nashville, Tennessee and areas around Middle TN.Accurate Automotive performs Honda timing belt replacement Since 1997, Accurate Automotive has been serving middle TN Honda and Acura car owners living in Nashville, Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and other areas surrounding Nashville.

 

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Honda timing belt or Honda timing chain?

Honda timing belt replacement is recommended by the manufacturer, every 7 years or 105,000 miles, whichever occurs first.Honda S2000 engine not equipped with Honda timing belt

If wondering about the condition of the Honda timing belt in your vehicle, start out by verifying that it has a Honda timing belt. In the past decade, American Honda has eliminated the use of a Honda timing belt in their 4 cylinder engines. They replaced the timing belt with a chain.

To name a few Honda cars that do not use a Honda timing belt.  The Honda Element, the Honda S2000, and the Honda Fit were never equipped with a Honda timing belt. The 2002 and later models of the Honda CRV, the 2003 and later models of the Honda Accord (4 cylinder models only), and the 2006 and later model of the Honda Civic do not use a Honda timing belt.

In the Acura line of American Honda automobiles, the Acura TSX (4 cylinder models only) , the Acura ILX, the Acura RSX, and the Acura RDX were never equipped with a Honda timing belt, but instead utilize a timing chain.

Current models of Honda and Acura cars that are equipped with V6 engines use a Honda timing belt. These models of Honda vehicles include the Accord V6, the Pilot, the Odyssey van and the Ridgeline.

In the Acura line of American Honda vehicles; the Acura TSX (V6 models only), the TL, the RL, the MDX and the Acura ZDX all use a Honda timing belt.Acura TL V6 engine uses a Honda timing belt Of course earlier Acura models including the Acura NSX,  Legend, Vigor, and Integra all use a timing belt.

Our service department at Accurate Automotive receives several inquiries a month asking our price on the timing belt replacement in Honda and Acura vehicles that use a timing chain instead of a timing belt. Many times the Honda or Acura car owner has been told by another shop, “the timing belt in your car needs to be replaced”. Whether by ignorance or dishonesty, a car service facility prescribing the timing belt replacement on a vehicle that uses a timing chain is not likely a shop you want to entrust to maintain your Honda and Acura automobiles.

Come in and see why Accurate Automotive is the best place in Nashville and middle Tennessee to service, repair and maintain your Honda and Acura automobiles.Accurate Automotive technician replacing a Honda timing belt

Accurate Automotive is a shop in middle Tennessee that is dedicated to the service and owner satisfaction of Honda and Acura car drivers in Nashville, Tennessee and areas around Middle TN. Since 1997, Accurate Automotive has been serving middle TN Honda and Acura car owners living in Nashville, Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and other areas surrounding Nashville.

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Honda does not force Acura dealer service to keep warranty

American Honda does not force Acura owners to only use the franchised dealer service department for maintenance items while their Acura is under the original factory warranty.

Presently, if you purchase a new Acura car the standard factory warranty covers the vehicle (bumper-to-bumper) for 48 months / 50,000 miles and (factory drive train) for 72 months / 70,000 miles. During these warranty periods, many Acura owners incorrectly assume that they must exclusively use the Acura dealership service department for all service and maintenance, to maintain the integrity of the Acura new car warranty. This includes customer pay items that warranty does not cover such as oil changes, brake inspections, service intervals, and tire rotations. This assumption is incorrect.

In most cases, the manufacturer of Acura vehicles, American Honda Motor Company will force Acura franchised dealer only service department assistance for repair claims, while under the original new car warranty or the customer may risk having to pay for the warranty eligible repair out-of-pocket, if they take it somewhere else.

If the Acura vehicle has a service recall, the manufacturer of Acura vehicles, American Honda Motor Company will force Acura car owners to only use the Acura dealership service department for recall compliance recognition. This is because service recalls are problems involving safety issues and are monitored on a car-by-car basis not only by the manufacturer, but also by the Federal Government. When an Acura car owner is notified that their vehicle is under a factory recall, the manufacturer will force Acura franchised dealer only assistance so they are assured that after the recall is performed, the Acura dealer verifies and records that the safety recall correction has been completed and the individual unit, by unit serial number has been marked off the list for needing the repair specified in the safety recall.

While many times routine maintenance is required to maintain new car warranty status,  American Honda will not force Acura only dealership service departments to complete the service and maintenance procedures. Service and maintenance is not covered under Acura’s original new car warranties.Manufacturer does not force Acura only  service wile under warranty The car owner is responsible for these expenses so the manufacturer will not force Acura only dealership service department assistance to perform routine maintenance on Acura vehicles. In fact, the manufacturer cannot force Acura dealer only maintenance to maintain new car warranty status. It’s actually against the law.

Accurate Automotive has been helping Acura and Honda owners maintain their vehicles since 1997, and many of the vehicles while still under the remaining balance of factory warranty. Accurate Automotive will always use  parts and procedures that will not compromise the quality, warranty status or reliability of Acura and Honda vehicles.Manufacturer does not force acura only service pic 2

Logistically, because Accurate Automotive’s facility fronts I-24 east, at Exit 64 (the Waldron Road exit), travel time is minimal and convenient for most middle Tennessee Honda and Acura car owners.

This includes consumers seeking their Acura car maintenance needs who are coming out of Nashville, TN and also those coming from Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Cool Springs, Antioch, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Old Hickory, and Rivergate.

If you reside in middle Tennessee, the next time you have an Acura car maintenance need, just give Accurate Automotive a call at 615-220-0333. This privately owned, independent shop is dedicated to quality customer service.

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Nashville gets their Acura car repair performed at Accurate Automotive

When needing a quality Acura car repair or maintenance need resolved, many middle Tennessee Honda and Acura car owners choose Accurate Automotive instead of the local franchised dealership service department. For almost 20 years, Acura car owners in Nashville, TN have had a better option for their Acura car repair needs in middle Tennessee. Most car owners hate the idea of taking their car back the dealership service department for maintenance and repair issues. Many times consumers that use a dealership service department feel that they pay too much for the quality of the work they receive. As a result, many dealership service departments have a low level of customer satisfaction. Acura car owners usually know that Acura vehicle reliability is retained in maintaining their Acura car, so using an inexperienced low level 10 minute oil change place or a discount tire outlet is as unappealing to them as using the dealership service department.

For their Acura car repair needs, Acura car owners appreciate quality and experience, in a timely manner, and from a business that cares about them.Accurate Car Repair needed at Accurate Automotive Since 1997, many Nashville TN Acura car owners have been relying on Accurate Automotive for their Acura car repair needs. Accurate Automotive has helped middle TN consumers with their Honda and Acura car repair needs for almost 20 years.

Accurate Automotive was built for Honda and Acura car owners. The Accurate Automotive facility was specifically designed and constructed to be a dedicated shop for the Acura car repair needs of middle TN consumers . The Accurate Automotive facility is located at 111 Enterprise Blvd., LaVergne, TN., 37086.Acura car repair at Accurate Automotive Nashville TN

Logistically, because Accurate Automotive’s facility fronts I-24 east, at Exit 64 (the Waldron Road exit), travel time is minimal and convenient for most middle Tennessee Honda and Acura car owners.Acura car repair performed here

This includes consumers seeking their Acura car repair and maintenance needs who are coming out of Nashville, TN and also those coming from Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Cool Springs, Antioch, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Old Hickory, and Rivergate.

If you reside in middle Tennessee, the next time you have an Acura car repair or maintenance need, just give Accurate Automotive a call at 615-220-0333. This privately owned, independent shop is dedicated to quality customer service.

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Nashville gets their Honda car repair performed at Accurate Automotive

When Nashville Honda car owners are seeking a good quality Honda car repair or service solution, many of them rely on Accurate Automotive.  For almost 20 years, Nashville TN car owners have had a better choice for their Honda car repair needs, in middle Tennessee. Most car owners hate the idea of taking their car back the dealership service department for maintenance and repair issues. Many times consumers that use a dealership service department feel that they pay too much for the quality of the work they receive. As a result, many dealership service departments have a low level of customer satisfaction. Honda car owners usually know that the reliability of their Honda vehicle is greatly increased by maintaining their Honda car, so using an inexperienced low level 10 minute oil change place or a discount tire outlet is as unappealing to them as using the expensive dealership service department.

For their Honda car repair needs, local Honda car owners appreciate quality and experience, in a timely manner, and from a business that cares about them. Since 1997, many Nashville TN Honda car owners have been utilizing  Accurate Automotive’s expertise for their Honda car repair needs. Accurate Automotive has helped middle TN consumers with their Acura and Honda car repair needs for almost 20 years. Honda car repair shop Accurate Automotive Accurate Automotive was built for Honda and Acura car owners. The Accurate Automotive facility was specifically designed and constructed to be a dedicated shop for the consumers of Acura and Honda automobiles. The Accurate Automotive facility is located at 111 Enterprise Blvd., LaVergne, TN.,  37086.

Logistically, because Accurate Automotive’s facility fronts I-24 east, at Exit 64 (the Waldron Road exit)  travel time is minimal and convenient to most Honda and Acura car owners in the middle Tennessee area.Accurate Automotive Honda car repair facility This includes consumers coming out of Nashville, TN and also those coming from Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Cool Springs, Antioch, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Old Hickory, and Rivergate.

If you reside in middle Tennessee, the next time you are needing a quality Honda car repair or maintenance solution, just give Accurate Automotive a call at 615-220-0333. This privately owned, independent shop is dedicated to quality customer service

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Accurate Automotive Launches New Website

Accurate AutomotiveThe number of Honda and Acura automobile owners has increased in the areas around Rutherford County, in middle Tennessee. For over 40 years, consumers have regarded the name ” Honda ” as a brand  that reflects quality, and reliability. In 1986, when American Honda introduced it’s Acura line of automobiles,  consumers were offered that same quality and reliability but on a larger scale. In 1986, for the first time, there was a choice of buying a smaller 4 cylinder Honda brand automobile or buying an Acura. Acura, specifically the Legend was simply a larger, more refined car and powered by a V6 engine instead of a 4 cylinder engine. In 1986, if you wanted a Honda automobile that was powered by a V6 engine, you had to buy it under the Acura badge. Both Honda and Acura brands have always been engineered, and manufactured by American Honda,

Just a few years later, two other Japanese car manufacturers would ‘copy’ American Honda. Toyota would introduce the Lexus line and Nissan would introduce the Infinity brand.

With the greater number of Honda and Acura automobiles on the road, in middle TN., the Honda and Acura car owner needed a good alternative to the franchised dealership service department. That need was answered in May of 1997, when a small independent automotive repair shop, that specialized in the repair and maintenance of Honda and Acura automobiles, gave consumers that alternative.Accurate Car Repair Nashville Dealership Original Sign

Under the original name, N1 Accord, Inc., the shop commenced operations in it’s original facility in Smyrna, TN, on May 25, 1997. A few years later,  under the same ownership and at the same location, the name was changed to Accurate Automotive, Inc. In 2003, their current facility was constructed and operations commenced on January 19, 2004.Accurate Car Repair Nashville Dealership Original Facility

For almost 20 years, and under the same ownership,  Accurate Automotive has been servicing the Acura and Honda car, van and truck vehicle models  for their customer clientele in the Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Lavergne, Brentwood and Franklin areas of Middle Tennessee.  Our goal is a committed and concentrated effort to service more Honda and Acura vehicles, combined at one location than any automotive repair shop in the state of Tennessee.  Our new website gives you all the information about our privately owned auto repair shop that is dedicated to specifically servicing Acura and Honda automobiles.

Contact us anytime using our new mobile friendly website that adjusts to all mobile and tablet screen sizes.  Just touch the call us now button at the top of your mobile phone and it will ring our auto repair service department that specializes in Honda and Acura vehicles.

See you soon at Accurate Automotive.

Without a doubt, Accurate Automotive is the best independent, privately owned, non-franchised car repair shop that specializes in Honda and Acura vehicles, in the state of Tennessee.

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