Heat isn't easy on vehicle tires, and as the seasons change, make sure yours are ready to take the heat. Let's talk first about inflation. Heat causes air to expand, so heat alone can raise the pressure in your tires. If you are driving on overinflated tires, they won't have as much contact wi...
Posted in Tires
on August 28, 2022
So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 21, 2022
Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav...
Posted in TPMS
on August 14, 2022
Most Royal Oak drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Michigan folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Royal Oak drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on August 07, 2022
So you've bought a used vehicle in the Royal Oak area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Royal Oak area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems th...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on August 05, 2022
Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Royal Oak driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes &...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on August 04, 2022
Royal Oak area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Royal Oak drivers can't alwa...
Posted in Automotive News
on August 03, 2022
When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Royal Oak may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Royal Oak. Its job is to keep your wh...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on August 02, 2022
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Royal Oak, it is easy to prevent.The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engin...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 01, 2022