Coolant System Flushes – Are The Necessary?

Posted May 17, 2019

During the late-spring and summer months here in Oakland County, the overheating of vehicles causes many breakdowns and engine damage. Many drivers come into our shop at this time of year following breakdowns caused by cooling system failures. Here are some facts about cooling systems – what they are and

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The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

Posted April 18, 2019

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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Exhaust System Maintenance

Posted March 22, 2019

Your vehicle’s exhaust system is one of those things you don’t notice… until you do. Maybe you’ll smell leaking fluids. Or hear loud clicking and noises from the engine. Or see a billowing cloud of grey or green smoke lingering behind you on the road. When everything is working properly,

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Watch Out For Curb Damage

Posted February 11, 2019

As we head towards March here in Oakland County, the end of winter is finally in sight. Before we make it to spring however, we still have some wintry weather conditions to deal with, some of which can lead to problems for your vehicle. With icy roads abounding throughout the

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Tire Rotation 101

Posted January 18, 2019

No matter what make or model your vehicle might be, it needs to be equipped with healthy tires in order to perform effectively. As such, keeping your tires in good shape should be a big part of your vehicle’s maintenance plan and having your tires rotated regularly should be a

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Improve Your Gas Mileage This Winter

Posted December 20, 2018

With short days and tall snowbanks, winter isn’t the favorite season for most Michiganders… While you’re trying to stay warm this winter, here are a few tips for maximizing your gas mileage and saving a few bucks at the tank you can put towards your summer travel fund: 1. The

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Timing Belts – Keeping Your Engine in Sync

Posted November 28, 2018

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 23, 2018

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 19, 2018

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 28, 2018

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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