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Motor Oil – Your Vehicle’s Most Valuable Fluid

Posted July 3, 2022

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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Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer

Posted June 2, 2022

Certain parts and systems of your vehicle take just a little more maintenance during the summer than what is normally required throughout the rest of the year. Your battery in particular can be affected as fluid inside the battery can evaporate, eventually causing it to stop working altogether. It’s important

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The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

Posted May 5, 2022

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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Brake Failure Warning Signs

Posted April 2, 2022

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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Don’t Neglect Your Fluids!

Posted March 4, 2022

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 3, 2022

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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The Importance of a Radiator Flush

Posted January 2, 2022

Your vehicle’s radiator holds water and antifreeze in a large reservoir to help keep the engine cool when it’s running. It also keeps your engine from freezing when it is parked on cold winter days. In order to maintain its functionality, your radiator will occasionally need to be flushed. Topping

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Potholes: Menace to Drivability

Posted December 3, 2021

With winter now at its peak here in Michigan, road conditions are currently at their most challenging. As temperatures oscillate between above freezing and below freezing the next little while, you’ll most likely begin seeing a menace potentially as dangerous as black ice or a blinding blizzard appear on our

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Winter Safety Kit Creation Guide

Posted November 2, 2021

Negotiating winter roads in Michigan can be challenging to say the least. Just keeping your car on the road can be an accomplishment in itself some days. In the event that your vehicle does end up in a ditch at the behest of black ice or breaks down unexpectedly, you’ll

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Check Your Headlights

Posted October 1, 2021

In addition to offering drivers no shortage of challenges when it comes to weather-related conditions, the seasons known as FALL and WINTER also make general visibility tough by greatly increasing the amount of darkness Michiganders are forced to deal with. Once Daylight Savings ends, night seems to come immediately at

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