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Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)

It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand. But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, there are some things you shouldn't store in your vehicle.Medicines and drugs. Cold temperatures can af... Read More

The Complete Auto Center Pro Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Waterford drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Waterford. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hill... Read More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Waterford, MI

The cooling system keeps MI vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Waterford. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Waterford drivers associate with ... Read More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

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... Read More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles sold in Waterford with a carburetor rolled out of the MI dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Waterford, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine co... Read More

Getting New Tires in Waterford?

There are so many tire choices in the Waterford area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Waterford area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your f... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Waterford Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Waterford drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even c... Read More

What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)

You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go. But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the Throttle Position Sensor, or TPS.The TPS is a sensor that helps your vehicle figure out the right mi... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Waterford: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Waterford drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. MI drivers ran out and bou... Read More

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