Posted May 24, 2018
An overheating engine can be one of the most stressful roadside emergencies a driver will experience. What should you do if your vehicle starts overheating? Watch for warning signs. If the temperature gauge starts rising rapidly, pull over. If steam (often looks like smoke) starts coming out from under the ... continue reading.
Posted April 18, 2018
As seasons change and temperatures swing, now is the perfect time to review the Spring maintenance requirements for your vehicle. Different seasons put different demands on your vehicle. Now that winter is coming to an end, it is time to prepare for spring conditions and road trips! April showers bring ... continue reading.
Posted March 23, 2018
According to a recent article in the Detroit News, gas prices in Michigan have been on the rise as of late. While there’s not much we can do stop gas prices from increasing, there’s plenty we can do to make our cars more fuel efficient. Here are a few engine ... continue reading.
Posted February 23, 2018
Slick, icy roads in Walled Lake make it challenging to steer and stop on winter roads. As the snow plows remove freshly fallen drifts from the road, they can leave behind the hidden layer of black ice. This is why many of our roads are also treated with road salt. ... continue reading.
Posted January 18, 2018
Michigan has already been hit hard by Old Man Winter this year and there’s still a lot of calendar space between now and Tigers Opening Day. With Oakland County roads currently less-than-ideal in terms of drivability thanks to snow, ice, etc., here are a few items you can keep stored ... continue reading.
Posted December 27, 2017
There are several components in the various systems housed within your engine, all of which need to be operating effectively in order to make your motor run and get your vehicle from Point A to Point B. While you’re most likely familiar with the more prominent components in your engine ... continue reading.
Posted November 28, 2017
The most important of the many fluids found in your vehicle is undoubtedly its motor oil. Without motor oil, your engine would quickly grind to a halt at the behest of intense grinding and friction among its many moving parts. In addition to lubricating your engine to ensure it can ... continue reading.
Posted October 30, 2017
Getting a flat tire is never fun. It’s inconvenient, frustrating and, in general, an unpleasant experience for all involved. While it may be a cumbersome process to get your damaged tire fixed or replaced, it’s definitely advisable to do so as quickly as possible as the lifespan of spare tires ... continue reading.
Posted September 26, 2017
If you’ve ever put together an emergency kit for your car, you may have been shocked to come across the phrase “kitty litter.” What purpose might this odd product serve in, or for, your car? People have claimed this wonder-substance can do so much, but which claims are based in ... continue reading.
Posted August 9, 2017
Summer time is often a time when people either go on long summer vacations in their cars or head to the outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather and the outdoor adventures it provides. It also happens to be one of the most difficult times for car owners. Here are 7 ... continue reading.