On Board Diagnostics for Troy Motorists

July 27, 2016

Some Troy vehicle owners wonder why Auto Lab Troy and other Troy auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Auto Lab Troy for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Troy area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If yo... More

Ask Auto Lab Troy: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

July 19, 2016

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Auto Lab Troy

July 12, 2016

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Troy people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Troy motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, gro... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Auto Lab Troy in Troy

July 6, 2016

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More