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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What to do if your Vehicle is Overheating

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

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Spring Maintenance for Your Vehicle

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

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Gas Saving Tips for Instant Savings

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

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Hidden Danger: Road Salt

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.

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ICE BREAKERS

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

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Spare Tires 101

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

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Fact or Fiction: Cat Litter.. for Cars?

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

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