In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.
It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on September 09, 2018
Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Livonia drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent year...
Posted in Steering
on September 02, 2018
No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day.
Let's say your air con...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on August 27, 2018
At Auto Lab Livonia we get a lot of Livonia drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around MI, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you strand...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 19, 2018
Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Livonia residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluid...
Posted in Fluids
on August 12, 2018
Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in MI spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is t...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 07, 2018
Livonia residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of MI temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it ...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 30, 2018
At Auto Lab Livonia, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Auto Lab Livonia alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then t...
Posted in Automotive News
on July 23, 2018
When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Livonia drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads an...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 17, 2018
When Livonia 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.Livonia drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because sh...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 09, 2018