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Gary?s Auto Tech: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

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 Farmington Hills streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon o... Read More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Farmington Hills Drivers

People in Farmington Hills have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Farmington Hills

There's a segment of the Farmington Hills area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,00... Read More

Gary?s Auto Tech and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Farmington Hills residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Farmington Hills drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular ma... Read More

Keep Your Farmington Hills Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Farmington Hills - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a ... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Farmington Hills Car Owners

A generation ago, Farmington Hills 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 today. Taking your vehicle in to your Farmington Hills shop every year or tw... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Gary?s Auto Tech we get a lot of Farmington Hills drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around MI, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you strand... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Gary?s Auto Tech

Good vehicle care for us Farmington Hills residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Farmington Hills say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All tha... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Farmington Hills man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken h... Read More

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