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January 2020

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

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... Read More

Hey Commerce Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

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... Read More

Keeping Your Commerce Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

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... Read More

New Life for Your Older Car in Commerce

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Top Lube Center: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

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... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Top Lube Center for Better Performance

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Top Lube Center: Alignment Inspection

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... Read More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Top Lube Center

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... Read More

A New Battery in Commerce

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... Read More

Exhaust Service at Top Lube Center: Passing the Smell Test

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... Read More

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