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A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

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... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Royal Oak

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

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 &... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Royal Oak

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... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

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... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Royal Oak, Michigan Vehicle

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... Read More

Bad Vibes

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... Read More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Royal Oak drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes... Read More

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