The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

November 29, 2020

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Shake It up in Clawson!: Why Wheel Balancing

November 22, 2020

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

November 15, 2020

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

November 8, 2020

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Automotive Tips from Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson: Alignment Inspection

November 1, 2020

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Clawson drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as s... More