Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

February 5, 2023

Recalls are pretty serious for Clawson residents and don't happen all that often. But sometimes cars have less serious problems that Clawson residents still might want to know about. For these less serious cases, the vehicle manufacturer issues what is known as a Technical Service Bulletin or TS... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

November 13, 2022

If you're reading this article in Clawson, Michigan, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional s... More

Severe Service Requirements

July 11, 2022

A lot of Clawson drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of auto... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

July 2, 2022

Sometimes we hear people in Clawson say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complex... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

April 17, 2022

If you've ever been driving around Clawson and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

October 25, 2020

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Clawson Bigf... More

Clawson Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

July 26, 2020

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Clawson drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Clawson drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your ... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

July 19, 2020

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Clawson Drivers

June 21, 2020

People in Clawson have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13... More

The Importance of Clawson Drivers Following Service Intervals

January 18, 2020

Today in our Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Clawson with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, ... More