Serpentine Belt Service at Melvindale Car Care in Melvindale

October 31, 2016

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

October 23, 2016

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Melvindale, Michigan, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Melvindale drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understan... More

Melvindale Car Care: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

October 17, 2016

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Melvindale streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas ... More

How Much is Enough for Melvindale Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

October 10, 2016

Most Melvindale drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the te... More

Automotive Tips from Melvindale Car Care: Timing Belt Overview

October 2, 2016

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Melvindale. The timing belts important jo... More