Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

November 27, 2022

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Them's the Brakes (Brake Rotor Resurfacing)

September 18, 2022

Your vehicle's brakes wear out. It's inevitable. You'll notice it when you step on the brake pedal and feel it harder to stop, or there's vibration when you are braking. Most modern vehicles have disc brakes that each use a brake pad that press on a disc (disc brakes!) called a rotor. The fric... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

July 24, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

April 17, 2022

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

July 11, 2021

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

June 27, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

December 13, 2020

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Troy

December 2, 2020

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Troy area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Troy area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wan... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

December 1, 2020

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 driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Auto Lab Troy will check your br... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

October 24, 2020

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Troy area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that s... More