The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Melvindale Car Care we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be r...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on December 31, 2018
Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into...
Posted in Automotive News
on December 24, 2018
Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Melvindale residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology an...
Posted in Fluids
on December 16, 2018
Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible.For one thing, it's important to describe your p...
Posted in Did You Know
on December 09, 2018
There was a man in the Melvindale area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Michigan highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home ...
Posted in Steering
on December 02, 2018