When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Walled Lake may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Walled Lake. Its job is to keep you...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 31, 2019
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent.ABC Auto Works & Tire Center 127 E. Walled Lake Drive Walled Lake, Michigan 48390 248-212-3213Th...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 30, 2019
We would like to give you an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The do-it-yourselfer has to be p...
Posted in Fluids
on July 29, 2019
For most of us living in the Novi area, it is hard to remember life without power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering f...
Posted in Steering
on July 28, 2019
If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue...
Posted in Monitoring System
on July 28, 2019
Hey Walled Lake! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Walled Lake drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on July 27, 2019
Here is a questions for Walled Lake drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passen...
Posted in Suspension
on July 26, 2019
When you take a corner in your car, the outside wheels have a slightly longer distance to go than the inside wheels. That means that the outside wheels must turn a bit faster than the inside. The piece of mechanical wizardry that makes this possible is called the differential.The differential ...
Posted in Differential Service
on July 25, 2019
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Walled Lake residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at ABC Auto Works is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control compute...
Posted in Exhaust
on July 24, 2019
The last new American vehicles sold in Walled Lake with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Walled Lake, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 23, 2019