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The TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Video: Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Royal Oak drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Royal Oak. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hill... Read More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Royal Oak

Video: Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Royal Oak, Michigan, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at TLC Cus... Read More

How Do You Save Gas in Royal Oak, Michigan?

Video: No one in Royal Oak, Michigan, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Michigan fuel prices, however, have spurred Royal Oak drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high f... Read More

Automotive Tips from TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: Brake Noise

Video: Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Royal Oak. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are e... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires in Royal Oak

Video: Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Royal Oak drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but... Read More

Ask TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires About the Importance of Service Intervals

Video: Today in our TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing t... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Service Advisor

Video: Royal Oak drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your servi... Read More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Alternator Replacement Service in Royal Oak

Video: Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Royal Oak is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane de... Read More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Really Save Gas?

Video: Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Royal Oak drivers don't always extend thos... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Royal Oak

Video: Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Royal Oak area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Royal Oak dies... Read More

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