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 lis...
Posted in Service Intervals
on October 25, 2016
Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Royal Oak auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around twelve to fifteen thousand miles...
Posted in Suspension
on October 17, 2016
Let's talk about something critical for all Royal Oak drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.Here's an explanation on how your disk brakes work...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 09, 2016
When your vehicle has a problem, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car's so important to your life in Royal Oak, you need to back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician...
Posted in Safety
on October 02, 2016
A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Royal Oak, Michigan roads have one or more service or repair that's needed, but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some...
Posted in Inspection
on September 28, 2016
Okay. You went to your local Royal Oak car wash and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the check engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Royal Oak service center, but on the way, the check engine l...
Posted in Diagnostics
on September 18, 2016
A lot of us Royal Oak drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Michigan motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in th...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 13, 2016
With Royal Oak gas prices being what they are, many of us in Michigan are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Royal Oak area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Mi...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on September 04, 2016
Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Royal Oak. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Royal Oak drivers that visit TLC Custom Exhaust Brakes & Tires is...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on August 29, 2016
Taking care of our tires is part of car care for Royal Oak drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Royal Oak d...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 22, 2016