Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)

June 5, 2022

It's a light many drivers fear they'll see turn on at the most inopportune time. It's the one on the dash that says "Check Engine," "Service Engine Soon," or it may be simply an engine-shaped light. Your first instinct may be to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the engine. The truth... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

December 12, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Auto Lab Troy

July 28, 2020

Hello Troy . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Troy drivers?First of all, the Check Engine or Serv... More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

October 7, 2018

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Michigan was heading to work on a hot July day and not... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

August 26, 2018

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Auto Lab Troy in Troy

November 4, 2014

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting ge... More

Smooth Shifting in Troy Michigan: Transmission Service

October 1, 2013

So you have some exciting plans for the Michigan weekend. Youre going to take some of your Troy, Michigan friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, youve gotten the boat all ready. And you havent forgotten about your tow vehicle. Youve gassed it up and even vacuumed i... More

Transmission Service

November 27, 2012

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy to forget about getting your transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easy to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps ... More