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What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

Shake It up in Commerce!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out o... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Commerce

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Commerce area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving... Read More

Automotive Tips from Top Lube Center: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Commerce drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Top Lube Center can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like fro... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Commerce

Night driving in Commerce is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can'... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Commerce

Every Commerce car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be repl... Read More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Commerce, Michigan

The cooling system keeps Michigan vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Commerce. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Commerce drivers as... Read More

Steer Right in Commerce

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Commerce drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent yea... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Commerce and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect you... Read More

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