Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

January 7, 2024

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

January 29, 2023

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Bad Vibrations (Brake Rotor Replacement)

January 8, 2023

If youve ever stepped on your brake pedal and felt your vehicle vibrate, thats a signal that you shouldnt ignore. A pulsating brake pedal is a sign that something is wrong. Braking action should be smooth, sure, and quiet, not shaky and noisy. Most newer vehicles have disc brakes, called that b... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

November 13, 2022

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Hitting The Brakes In Royal Oak

September 4, 2022

Hello Royal Oak, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Royal Oak

August 5, 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... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

August 4, 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 &... More

Hitting the Brakes in Royal Oak

July 15, 2022

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Royal Oak drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. The... More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

January 2, 2022

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Royal Oak, Michigan Vehicle

May 16, 2021

How do Royal Oak drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in R... More