Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

August 30, 2020

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

Exhaust Service at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: Passing the Smell Test

August 23, 2020

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Royal Oak residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we fo... More

Move it or Lose It (Dormant Vehicles)

August 16, 2020

When it comes to your vehicle, driving it too much can cause some issues. But what about not driving a vehicle enough? That has consequences as well. Here are a few things that can happen if a vehicle isn't driven enough. When the engine doesn't operate, the oil isn't lubricating. That means so... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

August 9, 2020

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Michigan: Winter Car Prep for Royal Oak Drivers

August 2, 2020

When autumn comes around in Royal Oak, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Royal Oak drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Royal O... More