With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on January 08, 2018
A big part of the service we provide at Melvindale Car Care for our Melvindale customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Melvindale area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Melvindale Car ...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 03, 2018
Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Melvindale drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr...
Posted in Timing Belt
on December 11, 2017
Today, Melvindale Car Care is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Melvindale are confused as much as they don't r...
Posted in Fluids
on December 03, 2017
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Melvindale require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also som...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on November 28, 2017
When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect...
Posted in Monitoring System
on November 22, 2017
Today's Melvindale Car Care article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Melvindale drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Michigan who think that severe service schedules apply to everyon...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 12, 2017
Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels...
Posted in Steering
on November 06, 2017
Ask any Melvindale man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his c...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 30, 2017
The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 24, 2017