Since 1984, Rick Duttine's Precision Transmission has provided motorists in the Hurricane, WV 25526 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing and Quick Lube Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.
You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.
For a high-performing vehicle, trust Rick Duttine's Precision Transmission with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 304-562-3143 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.
Been going to Rick's for years. Great Service, Honest.
Mr. Dutine and his staff were knowledgeable and courteous during my visit. They got me back on the road quickly. I found them to be honest and helpful.
During an era of brickbats flying about, I would like to toss a bouquet of roses to Precision Transmission, owner Rick Duttine and son Rayn. On October 17, 2016 the battery on my 2002 Ford Explorer expired. I was fortunate that Precision Transmission was just across the street and willing to help in attempting to jump start my battery, however to no avail. Rick and Rayn were gracious enough to extend their hours of service while we traveled to/fro purchase a battery. Upon our return to their place of business Rayn was kind enough to install our new battery. I recommend without hesitation Precision Transmission to anyone requiring auto/transmission service.
I took my car to Rick for an issue, and was later notified that another issue had happened. Rick was very fair with pricing. I'm not very knowledgeable about cars, but Rick explained my issue in a way I could understand. I will definitely be taking my business there from now on. A job well done!
Really glad I took my car here. Rick was very knowledgeable and took the time to accurately find out what was wrong with my car and fix it right the first time, which seems to be a rarity these days.
Rick surprised me with his knowledge of the electronics of the car system. I did not tell him electronics and electrical conrols is my profession. He explained it in a simple way for me to understand the problem and was dead on with the facts. He was just as sharp on the mechanics of the transmission, motor, and the car. He gave me options on how well I wanted the repair as in do you want cheap and not last long for a clunker or as something I wanted to keep and restore. It was a $2000 truck. Junker or one to restore. He also helped me find the problem with a 4 runner two other mechanics and Toyota could not diagnose. He is honest and very knowledgeable. He takes care of all my mechanical needs I am not fixing myself.
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.