Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

December 18, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

February 13, 2022

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

December 26, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Brake Noise

October 17, 2021

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Livonia. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expo... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Livonia

August 22, 2021

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Livonia area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Livonia area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

April 28, 2020

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Livonia area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication tha... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

April 26, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Used Cars: Auto Lab Livonia Advice on What to Do After You Buy

April 19, 2020

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Livonia drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Livonia area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when fami... More

Bad Vibes

February 23, 2020

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

July 21, 2019

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Livonia driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Auto Lab Livonia will check y... More