Automotive Tips from TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

July 25, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Royal Oak.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing b... More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

July 18, 2021

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... More

Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

July 11, 2021

Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots... More

Automotive Tips from TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: Alignment Inspection

July 4, 2021

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Royal Oak drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires will inspect your tires for uneven wear as we... More