Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.
There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 21, 2019
Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible.
For one thing, it's important to describe your p...
Posted in Did You Know
on July 14, 2019
When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Sturgis drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.
Posted in Automotive News
on July 07, 2019
A generation ago, Sturgis drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are toda...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 30, 2019
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Sturgis, Michigan, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle i...
Posted in Drive Train
on June 23, 2019
Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde...
Posted in Timing Belt
on June 16, 2019
Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Sturgis streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon o...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 09, 2019
Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Michigan. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Sturgis residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to t...
Posted in Service Intervals
on June 02, 2019
A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on May 26, 2019
There's a lot of auto advice in Michigan right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 19, 2019