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How Much is Enough for Livonia Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Livonia drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Livonia drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.I... Read More

Tracking True in MI: Wheel Alignment in Livonia

The biggest issue for Livonia area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Auto Lab Livonia in Liv... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Auto Lab Livonia?

Hello Livonia - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Livonia, MI, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Livonia drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandab... Read More

Deciphering the Auto Lab Livonia Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Livonia, MI, service centers like Auto Lab Livonia have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetica... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All MI pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Livonia aut... Read More

Battery Basics for Livonia

It's important for Livonia drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold MI weather. Most Livonia area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, h... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Auto Lab Livonia

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different ... Read More

Exhaust Service at Auto Lab Livonia in Livonia

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Livonia residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Auto Lab Livonia is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control ... Read More

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