Can Your Car Last Another Year?

October 8, 2023

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Lake Orion car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Lake Orion, Michigan, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineerin... More

Tire Warehouse Depot Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

July 2, 2023

Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Lake Orion drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tire Warehouse Depot fuel system cleaning: Over time... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Lake Orion

May 14, 2023

As Lake Orion consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Michigan, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our... More

Severe Service Requirements

September 30, 2022

A lot of Lake Orion drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of a... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Lake Orion

September 20, 2022

There's a segment of the Lake Orion area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilo... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

September 16, 2022

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Lake Orion B... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

September 14, 2022

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Lake Orion drivers wa... More

Maintenance Free Myth

September 9, 2022

Sometimes we hear Lake Orion drivers say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All... More

Tire Warehouse Depot On Your Serpentine Belt

September 1, 2022

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Lake Orion, Michigan, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. T... More

Tire Warehouse Depot and the Maintenance Mindset

August 28, 2022

When it comes to their vehicles, some Lake Orion residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Lake Orion drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance bu... More