What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

August 30, 2020

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Melvindale Car Care

August 23, 2020

Okay. You went to your local Melvindale 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 Melvindale service center, but on the way, the Check Engine ... More

Is Your Melvindale Driving Severe?

August 16, 2020

People near Melvindale, Michigan, often ask Melvindale Car Care 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 Melvindale, Michigan, service advisor at Melvindale Car Care look up your vehicle in a service database... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

August 9, 2020

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Timing Belt

August 2, 2020

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More