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December 2015

Auto Lab Troy Auto Maintenance Videos: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your auto. An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slip – or a broken timin... Read More

Tracking True In Michigan: Wheel Alignment In Birmingham

Wheel alignment is often overlooked by busy Birmingham and Clawson car owners until serious tire damage has been done. One wheel can be knocked out of alignment by hitting a curb or pothole on a Rochester Hills freeway or surface street. When a vehicle’s out of alignment, one or... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update From Auto Lab Troy

For those of you in Troy Michigan who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 ... Read More

How Much is Enough for Rochester Hills Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Rochester Hills auto owners know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenan... Read More

Auto Lab Troy Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Troy motorists often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is. Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and pr... Read More

The Auto Lab Troy Auto Report: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Troy car owners need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure. Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more cost... Read More

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