Time for Differential Service at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires?

February 29, 2016

Hello Royal Oak - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, y... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

February 28, 2016

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Royal Oak Bi... More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Engine Air Filter Replacement

February 27, 2016

When your experienced TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air fil... More

Automotive Tips from TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

February 26, 2016

Royal Oak drivers know that if their air conditioning system isnt 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 l... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires

February 25, 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-i... More

Maintenance on My Mind

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 car ... More

Hey Royal Oak Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

February 24, 2016

Nowadays, Royal Oak drivers are paying more at Michigan gas pumps. For some families 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 drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Royal Oak

February 23, 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 vehic... More

Automotive Tips from TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires: Battery Testing

February 22, 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 its tempting to put off buying a new one as long a... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Royal Oak Vehicle

February 21, 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 down. ... More