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Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

Recalls are pretty serious for Farmington Hills residents and don't happen all that often. But sometimes cars have less serious problems that Farmington Hills residents still might want to know about. For these less serious cases, the vehicle manufacturer issues what is known as a Technical Servi... Read More

Gary?s Auto Tech Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

MI service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Farmington Hills drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Gary?s Auto Tech fuel system cleaning: Over time, th... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Farmington Hills driv... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Gary?s Auto Tech

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the MI news. Farmington Hills people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Farmington Hills motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're g... Read More

Gary?s Auto Tech Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Farmington Hills service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates co... Read More

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

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