When Troy drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Troy drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks a...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 21, 2018
Safe Michigan travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Gary Knurek GoodYear. But there are other things Troy residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life — o...
Posted in Safety
on October 15, 2018
Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a...
Posted in Transmission
on October 07, 2018
Any Troy driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Troy residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 30, 2018
There's a lot of auto advice in Michigan right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 23, 2018
Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do?
The best thing is to make su...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on September 17, 2018
If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Troy, Michigan.Unless they drive a vintage car, Troy auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 09, 2018
We don't want to think about it, but each Troy resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Michigan rescue workers.
Rescue workers and Troy police are well aware of this diffic...
Posted in Emergency Items
on September 03, 2018
Custom wheels are one way that Troy folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 27, 2018
Many Troy residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Gary Knurek GoodYear is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For ...
Posted in Exhaust
on August 19, 2018