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Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Royal Oak drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of au... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Royal Oak

Every Royal Oak car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced.So... Read More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Royal Oak residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Royal Oak drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but ... Read More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Royal Oak service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant t... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Royal Oak

As Royal Oak consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Michigan, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our ... 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

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates.That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... Read More

Technician Training at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires in Royal Oak. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automoti... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Royal Oak Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Royal Oak is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Royal Oak who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having sec... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Michigan: Winter Car Prep for Royal Oak Drivers

When autumn comes around in Royal Oak, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Royal Oak drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Royal O... Read More

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