Royal Oak drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 26, 2016
In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 25, 2016
Ask any Royal Oak man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his ca...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 25, 2016
Nowadays, Royal Oak drivers are paying more at Royal Oak gas pumps. For some families in the greater Royal Oak area, it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Michigan are putting off buying a new car. The...
Posted in Service Intervals
on February 24, 2016
Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic hav...
Posted in Suspension
on February 23, 2016
The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Royal Oak drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long ...
Posted in Fluids
on February 22, 2016
Imagine you've left Royal Oak and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you dow...
Posted in Automotive News
on February 21, 2016
All Royal Oak drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Royal Oak.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin,...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 20, 2016
Call TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires to make an appointment to check your transmission in Royal Oak.1735 N Main StRoyal Oak, Michigan 48067248-541-8300Do you have any plans around Royal Oak Michigan for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you...
Posted in Timing Belt
on February 19, 2016
Modern cars and trucks in and around Royal Oak run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Royal Oak car owners without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ...
Posted in Parts
on February 11, 2016