Not-So-Smooth Operator (Transmission Signs of Trouble)

February 25, 2024

You are heading down a flat, newly paved street when all of a sudden you feel it. Your vehicle jumps a little bit when you're accelerating and changing gears. You know it's not the surface of the road because it's smooth as silk. So what did you just feel? That kind of jumpingor grinding or sl... More

Shifty Letters PRNDL (Transmission)

January 7, 2024

You probably figured out those shifty letters. They're what you see on your automatic transmission shifter and stand for Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Low. Your automatic transmission is one of the great automotive inventions; here are some ways you can keep yours working well. Maintain you... More

Transmission Service at Tire Warehouse Depot in Lake Orion

August 22, 2022

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Lake Orion drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Lake Orion

August 8, 2022

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Lake Orion

August 7, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Lake Orion drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

February 13, 2022

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Lake Orion Drivers

November 24, 2019

Knowing how their engine works can help Lake Orion drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down ... More

Smooth Shifting in Lake Orion, Michigan: Transmission Service

July 21, 2019

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... More

The Tire Warehouse Depot Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

July 14, 2019

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Lake Orion drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Lake Orion. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hi... More

Ask Tire Warehouse Depot: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

May 26, 2019

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More