Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

January 26, 2020

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... More

Trickle Down Technology

January 21, 2020

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Lake Orion Drivers

January 20, 2020

Hello, Lake Orion residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Lake Orion auto owners don't need to filter the... More

The Tire Warehouse Depot Guide to Servicing Your Differential

January 19, 2020

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Lake Orion drivers. A lot of us in Lake Orion don't know what a differential is or what it's for... More

Automotive Tips from Tire Warehouse Depot: Making a Battery Last Longer

January 19, 2020

One thing all Lake Orion drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tire Warehouse Depot can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted li... More

No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

January 18, 2020

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... More

Tire Maintenance in Lake Orion

January 17, 2020

With the recent focus in the Lake Orion area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Lake Orion drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas... More


January 16, 2020

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Breathe Deep in Lake Orion With a New Cabin Air Filter

January 15, 2020

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Lake Orion auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to... More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Lake Orion

January 14, 2020

Night driving in Lake Orion is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just ca... More