Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

July 17, 2022

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

May 9, 2021

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at ABC Auto Works

April 25, 2021

Many Walled Lake car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air... More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Walled Lake

January 17, 2021

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into ABC Auto Works for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) right a... More

ABC Auto Works On Your Serpentine Belt

December 27, 2020

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Walled Lake, Michigan, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. ... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

September 13, 2020

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Walled Lake drivers w... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From ABC Auto Works

April 12, 2020

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Walled Lake people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Walled Lake motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good ... More

Budget for Maintenance in Walled Lake

September 15, 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... More

Severe Service Requirements

July 21, 2019

A lot of Walled Lake drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of ... More

Gas Savings in Walled Lake: Sharpen Your Pencil

July 19, 2019

High gas prices in Walled Lake increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Walled Lake vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like schedul... More