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August 2020

PCV Valve Service at Auto Lab Troy in Troy

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... Read More

Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)

Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some of the traffic around you. Outside rearview (or door) mirrors are important safety devices that ... Read More

Troy Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine.When you are diving around Troy, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft ro... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Troy

Troy drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coola... Read More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Troy, Michigan

Every car in Troy, Michigan, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles:Common senseVisib... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Troy

With the recent focus in the Troy area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Troy drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, properly i... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Troy, Michigan

Everyone in Troy, Michigan eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Troy, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will ... Read More

Emergency Items for Troy

Safe Michigan travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Auto Lab Troy. But there are other things Troy residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life or someone else's.... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Troy to always... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Troy Autos

If you are a driver in Troy and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it does... Read More

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