Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go...
Posted in none
on November 10, 2019
When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical ...
Posted in Fluids
on November 03, 2019
Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Troy drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for "all-season" radials. Michigan drivers ran out and ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 27, 2019
When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 20, 2019
Modern Troy vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – things...
Posted in Diagnostics
on October 13, 2019
You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why.Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes...
Posted in Oil Change
on October 06, 2019
Hello Michigan! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power ...
Posted in Fluids
on September 29, 2019
Most Troy drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle ...
Posted in Exhaust
on September 22, 2019
Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Troy drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Auto Pro Troy will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and stee...
Posted in Automotive News
on September 15, 2019
Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ...
Posted in Fluids
on September 08, 2019