When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Troy may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 11, 2020
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Troy, it is easy to prevent.The most recognizable part of the co...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 10, 2020
We would like to give you an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The do-it-yourselfer has to be p...
Posted in Fluids
on July 09, 2020
For most of us living in the rochester hills area, it is hard to remember life without power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power...
Posted in Steering
on July 08, 2020
Hey Troy! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Troy drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But y...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on July 07, 2020
Here is a questions for Troy drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filte...
Posted in Suspension
on July 06, 2020
Hello Troy, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 06, 2020
When you take a corner in your car, the outside wheels have a slightly longer distance to go than the inside wheels. That means that the outside wheels must turn a bit faster than the inside. The piece of mechanical wizardry that makes this possible is called the differential.The differential ...
Posted in Differential Service
on July 05, 2020
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Troy residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Gary Knurek GoodYear is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converte...
Posted in Exhaust
on July 04, 2020
The last new American vehicles sold in Troy with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Troy, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 03, 2020