Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Michigan environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Brighton drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Brigh...
Posted in Fuel System
on August 30, 2020
The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 27, 2020
If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do. Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out of alignment and you'll notice it in one of several ways.Your steering wheel may not be centered when ...
Posted in Automotive News
on August 26, 2020
Any Brighton driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Brighton residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this i...
Posted in Timing Belt
on August 25, 2020
When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Brighton, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the techn...
Posted in Safety
on August 24, 2020
Okay. You went to your local Brighton car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Brighton service center, but on the way, the Check Engine ligh...
Posted in Diagnostics
on August 23, 2020
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Brighton automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, ev...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 23, 2020
In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on August 22, 2020
You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Brighton service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the mana...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 21, 2020
We don't want to think about it, but each Brighton resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Michigan rescue workers.Rescue workers and Brighton police are well aware of thi...
Posted in Emergency Items
on August 20, 2020