Sometimes busy Commerce residents dream about going back to the "simpler" days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Commerce in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have sig...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 08, 2015
Welcome to the Top Lube Center automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Commerce and West Bloomfield auto owners tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So havi...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 04, 2015
Most Commerce auto owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Michigan freeway but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Commerce rush hour, but so can a long ride ...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on March 27, 2015
Every SUV on Michigan highways has a differential, and it is critical to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Commerce auto owners don’t have a clue what it is. The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the tur...
Posted in Differential Service
on March 20, 2015
When winter approaches in Michigan, Commerce motorists break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Commerce area winter conditions. Your SUV needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Commerce auto owners want is to get stranded out in the col...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 11, 2015
In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your SUV engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every sing...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 03, 2015
Make an appointment with Top Lube Center to have your on board diagnostics analyzed. 2205 N. Pontiac Trail Commerce, Michigan 48390 248-438-6173 Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Commerce Michigan who need answers about ...
Posted in Service Standards
on February 26, 2015
Here's an interesting statistic for our car owners in Commerce, Michigan: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely h...
Posted in Battery
on February 19, 2015
The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Commerce drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North ...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on February 11, 2015
With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Commerce, Michigan, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Commerce car owners don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it'...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 05, 2015