The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Livonia motorists are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on May 13, 2015
Many Livonia motorists have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering for a few years now. An electric motor directly provides the power assist to make steer...
Posted in Alignment
on May 07, 2015
When your experienced Budget Brakes & Service tech technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn’t need a new filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician’s auto advice if they tell you to change yo...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on May 01, 2015
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Livonia house? B. A fresh, piney scent? C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it’s C. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV. It...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on April 23, 2015
Today’s tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Livonia driver’s style, habits and driving conditions. Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Michigan seasons. Livonia off-roaders should be excited about the options av...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 15, 2015
A lot of gas is wasted in the Redford area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the cle...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 09, 2015
Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Livonia car owners to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for Michigan motorists to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kil...
Posted in Transmission
on April 03, 2015
With high fuel prices in Livonia Michigan comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on AutoNetTV, is really great. Some is myth. And some is just designed to prey on Livonia Michigan people desperate to save some money on gas. When you get one of those e-mails ...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 25, 2015
Sometimes we hear Livonia motorists say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 19, 2015
All Michigan pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget critical steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 10, 2015