What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

December 31, 2023

If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission. After all, it's not moving smoothly down the road. But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have nev... More

Exhaust Service at Tire Warehouse Depot in Lake Orion

October 3, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Lake Orion residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tire Warehouse Depot is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control co... More

Tire Warehouse Depot Service for Your Exhaust System

August 11, 2022

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Exhaust Service at Tire Warehouse Depot: Passing the Smell Test

July 23, 2022

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Lake Orion residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we f... More

Lake Orion Exhaust and Emissions Service

July 3, 2022

Many Lake Orion residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tire Warehouse Depot is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For exa... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Tire Warehouse Depot

January 2, 2022

Hello Lake Orion! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government t... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

January 10, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

November 8, 2020

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Tire Warehouse Depot Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

November 11, 2018

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

March 7, 2017

Most Lake Orion drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ve... More