The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which c...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 12, 2017
Starting in 1996, Gary Knurek GoodYear service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a comput...
Posted in Diagnostics
on September 04, 2017
Today's Gary Knurek GoodYear article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Troy drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Michigan who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. So...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 27, 2017
All Michigan pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how the...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 20, 2017
Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selec...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 17, 2017
Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle.The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th...
Posted in Exhaust
on July 30, 2017
Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ...
Posted in Battery
on July 24, 2017
Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Troy drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like t...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on July 17, 2017
Today at Gary Knurek GoodYear we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being off...
Posted in Warranty
on July 11, 2017
During an inspection at Gary Knurek GoodYear in Troy, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components:There are the s...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 03, 2017