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 co...
Posted in Fluids
on October 29, 2017
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 ...
Posted in Safety
on October 24, 2017
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 cylinde...
Posted in Parts
on October 18, 2017
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 shift...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 08, 2017
When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more exp...
Posted in Fluids
on October 04, 2017