For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)
December 4, 2022
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More
Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)
September 18, 2022
When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More
Are There Blind Spots in Livonia?
September 4, 2022
All Livonia drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Livonia.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we ca... More
Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Livonia
May 22, 2022
One Livonia automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Livonia, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and tran... More
Vive la Differential at Auto Lab Livonia in Livonia
July 5, 2020
There are a lot of drivers in Livonia who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in MI these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Livonia folks don't even have to thin... More
Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Livonia, MI
December 29, 2019
Every car in Livonia, MI, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible ... More
Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Livonia?
August 18, 2019
There is a clear and vocal demand in Livonia and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the MI market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Livonia area roads today, and many more being developed. Y... More
Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on MI Roads?
August 7, 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... More
Differential Service in Livonia, MI - What You Need to Know
June 19, 2018
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Livonia, MI, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some... More
Lease or Buy?
March 12, 2018
Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Livonia drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays do... More