Lake Orion drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Lake Orion area, but it does add quite a b...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 31, 2016
Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged...
Posted in Parts
on October 23, 2016
Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Lake Orion families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your pare...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on October 17, 2016
Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head....
Posted in Parts
on October 09, 2016
So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Lake Orion drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Michigan roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel th...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 03, 2016