If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Royal Oak. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a bette...
Posted in Timing Belt
on August 01, 2017
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...
Posted in Timing Belt
on July 25, 2017
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 a...
Posted in Steering
on July 18, 2017
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 o...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 10, 2017
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...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 04, 2017
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...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 26, 2017
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,...
Posted in Service Intervals
on June 19, 2017
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 y...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 12, 2017
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 an...
Posted in Fluids
on June 06, 2017
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...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on May 31, 2017