Hello Walled Lake! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government ...
Posted in Exhaust
on September 29, 2019
Welcome to the ABC Auto Works automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Walled Lake conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actua...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 22, 2019
Sometimes busy Walled Lake 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 Michigan in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduc...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 15, 2019
Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a...
Posted in Transmission
on September 08, 2019
You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix....
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on September 01, 2019