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Steer Right in ROSEVILLE

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many ROSEVILLE drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve performance and handling. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older MI vehicles — and a lot of newer ones — have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, vehicles need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it's too low, your steering is affected and you could damage your vehicle pump. Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors, leading to leaks and repairs. Power steering ... read more

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Steering

What to Do in Case of an Accident in ROSEVILLE

What to Do in Case of an Accident in ROSEVILLE

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in ROSEVILLE, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what ROSEVILLE drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in ROSEVILLE is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your MI driver's license or even jail time.Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call ROSEVILLE emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.You should always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if everything seems to ... read more

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Automotive News

Automotive Tips from Gordie's Garage Inc: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often ROSEVILLE drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from MI freeway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their important job, have them replaced at Gordie's Garage Inc in ROSEVILLE. Talk to your Gordie's Garage Inc service advisor about how you drive - we can counsel you on the optimal blades for your needs.Gordie's Garage Inc29046 CALAHAN RDROSEVILLE, MI 4806658

Power Steering Service at Gordie's Garage Inc in ROSEVILLE

Power Steering Service at Gordie's Garage Inc in ROSEVILLE

Many ROSEVILLE drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.ROSEVILLE car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Gordie's Garage Inc, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many ROSEVILLE drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.ROSEVILLE drivers should be ... read more

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Alignment

Gas Savings in ROSEVILLE: Sharpen Your Pencil

Gas Savings in ROSEVILLE: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in ROSEVILLE increase the cost of living for MI drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some ROSEVILLE vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to MI news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn't been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive. In this area, we can take a lesson from professional ROSEVILLE vehicle owners. I'm talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, ROSEVILLE folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on it, they have gotten sche ... read more

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Maintenance

Fuel System Cleaning at Gordie's Garage Inc

Fuel System Cleaning at Gordie's Garage Inc

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your fuel economy. Most ROSEVILLE vehicles have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer problems and require less adjustment. But they still need to be properly maintained. This is why your owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Some ROSEVILLE residents are interested in buying fuel system cleaners that they can pour into their gas tank. You can do that - and there are lots of great products available that can help maintain an already clean fuel system - but these products cannot do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Gor ... read more

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Fuel System

Gordie's Garage Inc and the Maintenance Mindset

Gordie's Garage Inc and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some ROSEVILLEresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. ROSEVILLE drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change, your friendly and knowledgeable Gordie's Garage Inc service advisor will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason. If your serpentine belt is cracked, he'll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they've got you covered. And at Gordie's Garage Inc, we check to see if your vehicle manu ... read more

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Maintenance

Fuel System Cleaning at Gordie's Garage Inc in ROSEVILLE for Better Performance

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.The pressure in a fuel injection system varies depending on its type. Many gasoline engines use port injection systems, which operate with a pressure of 60 pounds per square inch. Newer direct injection systems operate at 10 to 30 times that pressure. Some diesel passenger vehicles have fuel injectors that operate at 30,000 pounds or more per square inch.Vehicles have one fuel injector for each cylinder in the engine. Your vehicle's control computer constantly monitors the engine and various sensors in the vehicle.  It ... read more

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Fuel System

A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered.  But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right.  Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly. One thing that you should note is when this is happening: if it is all the time, only when you brake, only when you accelerate. If you describe these symptoms to the service adviser or technician, it may help them pinpoint the cause more quickly.  Many things can cause a vehicle to pull to one side, one of which is that it's out of alignment.  If so, you could be doing damage to other components of your vehicle if you keep driving with it this way. If your tires show signs of uneven wear on the treads or if your wheels squealing, that is another clue. Improperly inflated tires can also cause your vehicle to pull in one direction.  Your service facility can check to see if your tires have the pressure r ... read more

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Alignment , Tires

PCV Valve Replacement

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello ROSEVILLE, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase, they would quickly contaminate the oil and turn it to sludge. ROSEVILLE folks know that sludge is one of the biggest enemies of your engine, clogging it up and eventually leading to expensive failures. Also, the pressure buildup would cause seals and gaskets to blow out. Therefore, these gases need to be vented out.Pre-1963, gasoline engines had a hose that let the  fumes vent out into the air. In 1963, the federal government required gas engines to have a special one-way valve installed to help reduce dangerous emissions. (Can y ... read more

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