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Automotive Tips from Gary’s Auto Tech: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Farmington Hills drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will n... Read More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Gary’s Auto Tech in Farmington Hills

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Farmington Hills drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that ha... Read More

I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

Bet you didn't know:Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... Read More

Farmington Hills Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Garys Auto Tech in Farmington Hills is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in MI are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's ... Read More

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator.The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... Read More

Should Farmington Hills Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Garys Auto Tech tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of your trips around Fa... Read More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

When Farmington Hills drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Farmington Hills drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes b... Read More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Farmington Hills

Many Farmington Hills drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Gary’s Auto Tech Service Advisor

Farmington Hills drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If you... Read More

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