Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

January 16, 2020

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

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

November 3, 2019

Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention... More

Don't Stack the Mat

August 25, 2019

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Sturgis Vehicle

February 17, 2019

Sturgis drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Michigan come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Sturgis area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of senso... More

Distracted Driving

February 4, 2019

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

Don't Be Fuelish

September 2, 2018

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

August 6, 2018

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Sturgis Michigan

January 30, 2018

When accidents occur in Sturgis, Michigan, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Michigan police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets,... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

January 29, 2017

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Sturgis drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that ... More

When You Hear the Crash in Sturgis: What to Do After an Accident

April 25, 2016

Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... More