Imagine you've left Waterford and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you ...
Posted in Automotive News
on June 21, 2016
Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to do wit...
Posted in Timing Belt
on June 13, 2016
Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Waterford drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maint...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 07, 2016
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Waterford require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on May 31, 2016
There's a lot of auto advice in MI right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be tr...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 23, 2016
Most Waterford drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your veh...
Posted in Exhaust
on May 16, 2016
Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Waterford, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Detroit are drive...
Posted in Safety
on May 09, 2016
Modern cars and trucks in and around Waterford run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Waterford drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever befor...
Posted in Parts
on May 01, 2016
There's a segment of the Detroit area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as a hundred thousand miles. ...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 24, 2016
When people in Waterford talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around MI? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them, or u...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on April 18, 2016