There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Troy drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to ...
Posted in Suspension
on March 14, 2017
Some of us Troy drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Michigan, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 07, 2017
When Troy drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Troy drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks a...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on February 26, 2017
Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Troy families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents ju...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on February 21, 2017
Troy area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Troy drivers want to han...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 13, 2017
The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Auto Lab Troy when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Troy drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a batter...
Posted in Fluids
on February 05, 2017
A big part of the service we provide at Auto Lab Troy for our Troy customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.
And we're always open to questions from our valued Troy area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Auto Lab Troy automotive educatio...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 29, 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 ...
Posted in Exhaust
on January 23, 2017
All Troy service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.
The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And, on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 16, 2017
There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Troy, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Troy streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal'. Hard acceleration just sucks t...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 09, 2017