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September 2020

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

Steer Right in Waterford

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Waterford drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent ye... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Waterford

Some Waterford drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Waterford, you should be aware of safety issues, MI towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe t... Read More

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