Summer is (finally) on its way to Michigan! In addition to potentially causing sunburns and dehydration, the hottest season of the year can also wreak havoc on your vehicle’s gas mileage. Given the cost of fuel here in 2022, being as efficient as possible when it comes to your vehicle’s... continue reading.
If you see your check engine light on when driving, you should get it checked out as soon as possible. A check engine light could mean something funky is going on with your car. It could be a minor problem or a big problem. Whatever the case may be, when... continue reading.
Gas-powered cars are dependent upon their ignition system to run. Ignition systems ignite gasoline which in turn powers the motor and propels the vehicle forward. Key components of the ignition system include spark plugs and cables among other parts including, in some cases, distributors. Typically, the spark plug is the... continue reading.
In order to ignite fuel and turn the motor over, gas-powered vehicles are reliant upon an effective ignition system. If the ignition process doesn’t go smoothly or isn’t functioning properly, your vehicle won’t be able to operate correctly and may fail its next emission test. The vast majority of modern... continue reading.
Roads in Western Michigan can be extremely volatile during the winter months, with snow and ice taking turns making life difficult for drivers. The most dreaded element of all, black ice, is also an omnipresent danger as temperatures fluctuate and moisture hardens quickly; black ice is a leading cause of... continue reading.
In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. Just like the components in your engine, vehicle fluids need to be tended to regularly in order to ensure they’re in good working order and can perform their particular functions at a high level.... continue reading.
Drivers in Michigan encounter many distractions on the road—traffic, cell phones, music, passengers, etc. Even the open road can allow a driver’s mind to wander. If you’re distracted when a tire blowout occurs, your drive can become extremely dangerous. You’ll need to gather yourself quickly and follow the correct maneuvers... continue reading.
Road trip with friends? Weekend at the beach? No matter what your plans are this summer, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of it in your car driving from Point A to Point B and back. In addition to your regular year-around car safety must-haves in your car, below... continue reading.
Car batteries are one of the most important components of a vehicle’s engine. It provides the electricity to start your car and power your accessories. Without a working car battery, you’re going nowhere. But how do you know when it’s time for a new battery? Heat, cold, and temperature swings... continue reading.
With short days and tall snowbanks, winter isn’t the favorite season for most Michiganders… While you’re trying to stay warm this winter, here are a few tips for maximizing your gas mileage and saving a few bucks at the tank you can put towards your summer travel fund: The next... continue reading.