Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

January 1, 2024

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

August 13, 2023

Today, TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Royal Oak are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent year... More

Procrastination Prevention in Royal Oak

April 9, 2023

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

December 25, 2022

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

The TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

July 31, 2022

The automotive professionals at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires would like to give Royal Oak drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming m... More

A New Battery in Royal Oak

June 29, 2022

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... More

Battery Basics for Royal Oak

March 6, 2022

It's important for Royal Oak drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Michigan weather. Most Royal Oak area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. H... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

February 6, 2022

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Charge It in Royal Oak for Extended Battery Life

September 26, 2021

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Royal Oak, Michigan, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires

March 28, 2021

Today in the TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires auto care blog, we're going to talk to Royal Oak drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires customers. For example, recently four of the w... More