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Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Royal Oak, Michigan

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Royal Oak, Michigan, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Royal Oak, Michigan, they require the manufacturer to issue a... Read More

Royal Oak Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Royal Oak on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pound... Read More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

Video: There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. At TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires we get a lot of Royal Oak drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Michigan, so it's import... Read More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your TLC Custom Exha... Read More

It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last u... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Royal Oak: Consider Winter Tires

Video: Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Royal Oak drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Michigan drivers ran out... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

Video: When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item.  The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked.  Well, some of the time.  Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers.  It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Automotive Tips from TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they ... Read More

Royal Oak Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Video: Let's talk about air quality in Royal Oak. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Royal Oak drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin... Read More

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