Monthly Archives: September 2017

Convenience Auto Service Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Michigan. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Ann Arbor 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 the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Ann Arbor residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance services that are often overlooked by vehicle owners in the Ann Arbor area. They are not presented in any particular order.1. Convenience Auto Service Power Steering Service. Moisture gradually builds up in your power steering fluid, which can lead to corrosion in your steering system. The fluid also gets dirty, which can gum up your steering system. The fluid needs to be replaced periodically.2. Convenience Auto Service Wheel Alignment. Wheels that are out of a ... read more

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Ann Arbor

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Ann Arbor. If you took an informal poll around Ann Arbor you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Ann Arbor aren't aware that it needs periodic service.If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a vehicle without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison.Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown Ann Arbor. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels: to get enough leverage to steer.Most vehicles in Ann Arbor have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpentine belt from the engine powers a pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid. This ac ... read more

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Hey Ann Arbor Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Nowadays, Ann Arbor drivers are paying more at Michigan gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Michigan drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Ann Arbor, Michigan, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles is over nine years. And most people in the Ann Arbor area can't afford to be stranded or inconvenienced by a breakdown. So following a regular maintenance schedule, like personal diet and exercise plans, is actually critical to preserving your investment.Determining what to do for a higher-mileage vehicle can be challenging because many owner's manuals don't publish service intervals after 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers). Thus, Ann Arbor drivers need to be better at keeping records and ... read more

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