Stopping "Brake" Downs (Brake Pad Replacement)

November 6, 2022

If someone tells you to put the brakes on something, you know it means stop. And stopping is one of the most important safety maneuvers you can do in any vehicle. That means your brakes have to work properly. Let's face it. You stop dozens of times every time you drive. And over time, that t... More

Is Your Royal Oak Driving Severe?

July 21, 2022

People near Royal Oak, Michigan, often ask TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Royal Oak, Michigan, service advisor at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires look up your veh... More

TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

August 12, 2018

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Michigan. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Royal Oak residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write oil change every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to t... More

Recommended Service Intervals at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires

February 12, 2018

Most people in the Royal Oak area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. S... More

Ask TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires About the Importance of Service Intervals

June 19, 2017

Today in our TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the l... More

Recommended Royal Oak Service Intervals

January 1, 2017

Everyone in Royal Oak, Michigan, knows we are advised to go to our Royal Oak dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Royal Oak residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tel... More

Easy Miles ? Do Royal Oak Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

November 6, 2016

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... More

Deciphering the TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires Menu Board

October 25, 2016

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Royal Oak, Michigan, service centers like TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list... More

Should Royal Oak Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

March 21, 2016

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of yo... More

Hey Royal Oak Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

February 24, 2016

Nowadays, Royal Oak drivers are paying more at Michigan gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Michigan drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old... More