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Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Livonia.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... Read More

Transmission Service at Auto Lab Livonia in Livonia

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Livonia drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in MI to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper tran... Read More

Ask Auto Lab Livonia: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... Read More

Livonia Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Livonia driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Livonia residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Livonia. The timing belts important job i... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Livonia, MI: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've g... Read More

The Auto Lab Livonia Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Livonia drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Livonia. You started out in a lower gear and shif... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Livonia

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One o... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Livonia

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Livonia drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission s... Read More

Transmission Care in Livonia, MI

Do you have any plans around Livonia, MI, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's al... Read More

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