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...
Posted in Service Intervals
on January 26, 2020
Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Melvindale, Michigan, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnos...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 21, 2020
Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Melvindale drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Michigan, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preve...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on January 20, 2020
Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop...
Posted in Steering
on January 19, 2020
The price of gas in Michigan has got people in Melvindale talking. It seems that Melvindale folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve ...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 19, 2020
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ...
Posted in Drive Train
on January 18, 2020
You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar...
Posted in Oil Change
on January 17, 2020
It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on January 16, 2020
Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Melvindale car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Melvindale, Michigan, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineerin...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 15, 2020
Every vehicle on Michigan roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Melvindale residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a m...
Posted in Differential Service
on January 14, 2020