Timing Belts – Keeping Your Engine in Sync

Posted November 2, 2020

While often overlooked, timing belts (AKA a ‘timing chains’ or ‘cambelts’) are actually incredibly important to the functionality of your engine. Timing belts are responsible for synchronizing your engine’s valves during the cylinders’ and exhaust ports’ conduction. Everything must be in sync for combustion to occur and make forward propulsion

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Be Prepared for Winter

Posted October 19, 2020

An emergency is, by definition, unexpected. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, you’ll need to make immediate decisions and actions. Winter conditions cause more emergencies on the roads in Walled Lake. Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle during the winter months will help you be prepared for

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Check Your Antifreeze Before Winter

Posted September 6, 2020

As temperatures are dropping across Michigan, it’s clear fall has arrived… with winter not far behind! Before the cold weather hits, make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge by checking your vehicle’s antifreeze. Antifreeze plays a critical role in your engine. It makes sure the fluids in your

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Five Reasons for Steering Wheel Shakes

Posted August 3, 2020

On good road surfaces, cars are meant to drive smooth and steady. However, most people have experienced steering wheel vibrations at one time or another. Car parts can break or fail after continued use, and it’s not uncommon for car components to need to be replaced. Because your steering wheel

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Motor Oil – Your Vehicle’s Most Valuable Fluid

Posted July 14, 2020

The most important of the many fluids found in your vehicle is undoubtedly its motor oil. Without 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 function

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The Value of Preventative Maintenance

Posted June 2, 2020

Almost everyone is trying to save money these days. But avoiding having maintenance performed on your vehicle, especially when there are signs of a problem, can be a costly mistake! Many of the extensive car repairs that our experienced technicians perform could have been avoided! We see many cars that

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Brake Failure Warning Signs

Posted May 2, 2020

One of the worst scenarios that can happen to a vehicle driver is that while you are driving on a winding road, either a side street or on an interstate highway, and you really need your brakes and they all-of-a-sudden fail. To help you avoid this perilous situation, here are

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The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

Posted April 2, 2020

What supports the weight of your vehicle? If you answered your tires, you are wrong. It’s the air pressure inside the tires that supports the weight, making proper tire inflation of paramount importance to safe driving. The correct tire pressure can help you save money on fuel because over- or

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Don’t Neglect Your Fluids!

Posted March 1, 2020

Fluids are the life blood of your car. The six fluids that require periodic replenishment or replacement in most vehicles are the engine oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze/coolant, windshield washer solvent, power steering fluid and brake fluid. The last two are the most often neglected. You may top them off, but

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The Importance of Serpentine Belts

Posted February 1, 2020

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

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