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The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Hal's Auto Clinic Farmington Hills

Hello Farmington Hills! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in MI vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government t... Read More

MI: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

MI residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a g... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Hal's Auto Clinic Farmington Hills service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Modu... Read More

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates.That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... Read More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Hal's Auto Clinic Farmington Hills

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Hal's Auto Clinic Farmington Hills for a check up.In today's Hal's Auto Clinic Farmington Hills auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Farmington... Read More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Farmington Hills, MI

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Farmington Hills, MI, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Farmington Hills, MI, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge.... Read More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Farmington Hills MI

When accidents occur in Farmington Hills, MI, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When MI police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, pu... Read More

The Hal's Auto Clinic Farmington Hills Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

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 o... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Farmington Hills, MI, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Farmington Hills area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. I... Read More

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