Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

May 22, 2022

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

May 17, 2022

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

May 8, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

May 1, 2022

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)

April 24, 2022

There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others. One is the air bag light. If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their job. Automakers began installing air bags in the late 1990's since they were mandatory in the United State... More

Air Conditioning Service in Portage

April 17, 2022

Hey Portage! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Portage drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to ... More

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

April 10, 2022

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

April 3, 2022

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

March 27, 2022

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Portage Tire Repair

March 20, 2022

Most Portage residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Portage drivers it also has a financial impact. With high Michigan gas prices, we've all heard about the impo... More