Drive Train Service in Livonia at Auto Lab Livonia

April 16, 2023

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

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