When autumn comes around in Troy, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Troy drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Troy drivers on w...
Posted in Maintenance
on July 21, 2019
Night driving in Troy is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't se...
Posted in Headlamps
on July 14, 2019
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on July 07, 2019
Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news.There was one minivan driver ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on June 30, 2019
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 Troy drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Michigan drivers ran out and bo...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 23, 2019
When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Troy can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Troy when y...
Posted in Automotive News
on June 16, 2019
Do you have any plans around Troy, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stoc...
Posted in Timing Belt
on June 09, 2019
You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working. There are no numbers on the display. Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning. Are the two problems somehow rela...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on June 02, 2019
Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Troy is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departu...
Posted in Fluids
on May 26, 2019
We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Troy. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Michigan roads.The truth is that all of us ar...
Posted in Service Standards
on May 19, 2019