It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at ABC Auto Works

December 17, 2023

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Walled Lake. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better under... More

Not-So-Smooth Operator (Transmission Signs of Trouble)

June 4, 2023

You are heading down a flat, newly paved street when all of a sudden you feel it. Your vehicle jumps a little bit when you're accelerating and changing gears. You know it's not the surface of the road because it's smooth as silk. So what did you just feel? That kind of jumpingor grinding or sl... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

September 20, 2020

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Transmission Care in Walled Lake, Michigan

March 1, 2020

Do you have any plans around Walled Lake, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Walled Lake

May 5, 2019

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at ABC Auto Works in Walled Lake

April 12, 2019

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

Transmission Service at ABC Auto Works in Walled Lake

April 4, 2019

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Walled Lake drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But p... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Walled Lake

April 1, 2019

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Walled Lake drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmissio... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Walled Lake Drivers

February 21, 2019

Knowing how their engine works can help Walled Lake drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down... More

Automotive Tips from ABC Auto Works: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

February 3, 2019

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Walled Lake drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more e... More