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How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Royal Oak, Michigan? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing,... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Royal Oak Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Royal Oak area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is y... Read More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Fuel Saving Tip for Royal Oak: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Royal Oak, Michigan : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Ma... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Royal Oak Motorists

Royal Oak residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in t... Read More

Royal Oak Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... Read More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Royal Oak drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires fuel s... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Today

Hello Royal Oak drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Royal Oak, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process ... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Royal Oak

Some Royal Oak drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Royal Oak, you should be aware of safety issues, Michigan towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for ... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylin... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires in Royal Oak

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shi... Read More

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