Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Troy car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Auto Lab Troy will check your brake system ...
Posted in Brakes
on September 30, 2012
Here at AutoNetTV, we have viewers, like you, from all across the country who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: What is a differential and what does it do? You may have been told your differential needs service, or seen it as an option up on ...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 29, 2012
The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed t...
Posted in Parts
on September 28, 2012
When you hear the word 'suspension', you may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride. It needs to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on September 27, 2012
For most of us living in the Rochester Hills area, it is hard to remember life without power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the...
Posted in Steering
on September 26, 2012
What is a cabin air filter? Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It fi...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on September 25, 2012
Today’s report from Auto Lab Troy is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Troy vehicl...
Posted in Battery
on September 25, 2012
What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of the public's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in thei...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 24, 2012
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent.
Auto Lab Troy 2790 West Maple Rd Troy, Michigan 48084 (248) 643-7690
The most recognizable ...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 23, 2012
So you’ve bought a used car in the Troy area. How do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Troy area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 22, 2012