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October 2018

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Auto Lab Livonia

Hello Livonia! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in MI vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulat... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Livonia drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not compl... Read More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Livonia

Your browser does not support the video tag. Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Livonia, MI, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Co... Read More

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

Your browser does not support the video tag. Bad air quality while you're driving around Livonia is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them ye... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Livonia drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. ... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Auto Lab Livonia in Livonia

When we Livonia residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his a... Read More

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