The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 31, 2021
Most Lake Orion drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power ste...
Posted in Steering
on October 24, 2021
When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Lake Orion drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.W...
Posted in Automotive News
on October 17, 2021
You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should. You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed. You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of. Don't be surprised one day if your blower fan develops a mind of its own and starts going crazy. Most of the ti...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 10, 2021
Every Lake Orion car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced.S...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 03, 2021