A Bumpy Ride (Strut Assembly Replacement)

May 19, 2024

If youve noticed your vehicles ride has lately been bumpy or youre hearing strange noises when you drive over bumps, you may need new struts. The strut assembly is part of your vehicles suspension system thats used to absorb the irregularities on the surfaces you drive on. You have probably hea... More

Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)

May 12, 2024

Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well. And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important. Engine oil is classified by weight, but it doesn't refer to how much the oil would weigh if you put it on a scale. It r... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

May 5, 2024

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)

April 28, 2024

You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on. Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depends. Sometimes that steam or vapor can be caused by water accumulating in the vent system after it has c... More

Breathe Free in Royal Oak: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Top Tech Auto Repair Royal Oak

April 21, 2024

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Royal Oak drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the ... More

The Light Many Drivers Fear (Check Engine Light)

April 14, 2024

Ask just about any driver about one thing they fear seeing inside their vehicle and they'll say it's the Check Engine light coming on. You know, that little light on your instrument panel that is in the shape of a vehicle engine, often accompanied by the words Check, Check Engine, Check Engine Se... More

Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)

April 7, 2024

You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things. Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights. After they've been exposed to ultraviolet light, acrylic headlights can yellow and fog due to oxidation. And when that happens, less light can ... More

Bad Vibes

March 31, 2024

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

March 24, 2024

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years. Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... More

Technician Training at Top Tech Auto Repair Royal Oak

March 17, 2024

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Top Tech Auto Repair Royal Oak in Royal Oak. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive ... More