NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

June 13, 2021

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

June 6, 2021

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Walled Lake ... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

May 30, 2021

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

Out with the Old (Vehicle Parts that Wear Out)

May 23, 2021

Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks. Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops. Still, even if you fit into the second group, there are some parts on a vehicle that will simply wear out over time.... More

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

May 16, 2021

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just way that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)

May 9, 2021

You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on. Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depends. Sometimes that steam or vapor can be caused by water accumulating in the vent system after it has c... More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

May 2, 2021

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

April 25, 2021

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

April 18, 2021

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Michigan: Winter Car Prep for Walled Lake Drivers

April 11, 2021

When autumn comes around in Walled Lake, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Walled Lake drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Wal... More