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June 2022

Questions to Ask Your Royal Oak Service Advisor

We find that a lot of Royal Oak drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe ... Read More

A New Battery in Royal Oak

Hello Royal Oak drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Royal Oak, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new b... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Royal Oak

There's a segment of the Royal Oak area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilom... Read More

Under Pressure in Royal Oak: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Royal Oak, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for Royal Oak vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Royal O... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Royal Oak Drivers

When people in Royal Oak talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Michigan? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or ou... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Royal Oak

The hottest Michigan news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Royal Oak. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Royal Oak can ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires in Royal Oak

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Royal Oak road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump ... Read More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... Read More

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