TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Shelby Township Vehicle

December 4, 2022

Shelby Township drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Michigan come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Shelby Township area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS c... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

November 27, 2022

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Michigan Roads?

November 20, 2022

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Michigan spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive drivin... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Shelby Township Motorists

November 13, 2022

Shelby Township residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so ... More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

November 6, 2022

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Shelby Township

October 30, 2022

One Shelby Township automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Shelby Township, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the... More

Hitting the Brakes in Shelby Township

October 23, 2022

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Shelby Township drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspectio... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Car Fix Shelby

October 16, 2022

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Car Fix Shelby article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Shelby Township... More

Differential Service

October 9, 2022

When you're driving and turn a corner, you probably aren't aware of all that's going on with your wheels. The outside wheels have a longer distance to travel than the inside wheels, so there are gears that allow the wheels to go at different speeds when you turn. That set of gears is called a d... More

Exhaust Service at Car Fix Shelby in Shelby Township

October 2, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Shelby Township residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Car Fix Shelby is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control com... More