Stopping "Brake" Downs (Brake Pad Replacement)

May 19, 2024

If someone tells you to put the brakes on something, you know it means stop. And stopping is one of the most important safety maneuvers you can do in any vehicle. That means your brakes have to work properly. Let's face it. You stop dozens of times every time you drive. And over time, that t... More

Automotive Tips from Car Fix Shelby: Brake Noise

May 12, 2024

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Shelby Township. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad ... More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

May 5, 2024

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Car Fix Shelby

April 28, 2024

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

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Shelby Township Car Owners

April 21, 2024

A generation ago, Shelby Township drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Shelby Township shop every year or two ... More

Distracted Driving

April 14, 2024

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

Full of Hot Air (Air Conditioning)

April 7, 2024

In warm weather, you want to be in a cool vehicle. When we're talking cool, we don't mean stylish or trendy, but cool as in not sweltering inside. And if your vehicle's air conditioner stops working correctly, it seems to always break at the worst timeduring a heat wave. Automotive air conditio... More

Automotive Tips from Car Fix Shelby: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

March 31, 2024

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Shelby Township. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Shelby Township drivers that visit Car Fix Shelby is contam... More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

March 24, 2024

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

Diesel Maintenance for Michigan

March 17, 2024

At Car Fix Shelby we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Michigan friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been us... More