If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB....
Posted in Monitoring System
on December 17, 2018
One topic that hits the news in Michigan on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Michigan drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Negaunee who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel ...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 09, 2018
There is a clear and vocal demand in Negaunee and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Michigan market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Negaunee area roads today, and many more b...
Posted in Drive Train
on December 02, 2018
Imagine you've left Negaunee and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow yo...
Posted in Automotive News
on November 25, 2018
Knowing how their engine works can help Negaunee drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up an...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 18, 2018
There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about.
It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 12, 2018
Like everything in the Michigan automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Michigan drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Negaunee roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your periph...
Posted in Parts
on November 04, 2018
Did you know that most of the cars driving around Negaunee, Michigan, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Negaunee area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In...
Posted in Dashboard
on October 29, 2018
You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.
The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 21, 2018
Many Negaunee car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dir...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 14, 2018