Tire Rotation 101

Posted December 2, 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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