A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on January 26, 2020
Nowadays, Commerce drivers are paying more at Michigan gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Michigan drivers ar...
Posted in Service Intervals
on January 21, 2020
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Commerce house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes int...
Posted in Suspension
on January 20, 2020
Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Commerce families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parent...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on January 19, 2020
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Top Lube Center we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be repla...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on January 19, 2020
Hi Commerce residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 18, 2020
Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Commerce drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Top Lube Center will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension an...
Posted in Automotive News
on January 17, 2020
Okay. You went to your local Commerce 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...
Posted in Diagnostics
on January 16, 2020
Hello Commerce drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Commerce, here's some auto advice to help you.T...
Posted in Fluids
on January 15, 2020
The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Commerce residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning e...
Posted in Exhaust
on January 14, 2020