The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

September 4, 2022

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

July 3, 2022

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Exhaust Service at Auto Lab Troy in Troy

November 22, 2020

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Troy residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Auto Lab Troy is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 19... More

Troy Exhaust and Emissions Service

October 1, 2020

Many Troy residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Auto Lab Troy is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For example, in the ... More

Auto Lab Troy Service for Your Exhaust System

August 9, 2020

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Auto Lab Troy

March 1, 2020

Hello Troy! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regu... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

January 23, 2017

Most Troy drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle ... More

Auto Lab Troy Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

October 31, 2016

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Exhaust Service at Auto Lab Troy: Passing the Smell Test

April 17, 2016

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Troy residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget ... More

Auto Lab Troy Service For Your Exhaust System

September 11, 2014

Your SUVs exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your SUV. Maintaining it is good Auto Lab Troy auto advice for Troy car owners, but its also good health advice and good environmental advice. The exhaust system ... More