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What A Check Engine Light Might Mean: 3 Potential Scenarios

What A Check Engine Light Might Mean: 3 Potential Scenarios

  You are driving down the road when you hear something go off in your European car. It’s an alert tone followed by a light indicator telling you to “check engine”. If there is one light that should be never left out of your vehicle, it’s that one.   But what does it exactly mean? Advanced Auto Sports offers three of the most common scenarios that might have just triggered the “check engine” light. Our ASE certified auto repair mechanics in Farmington, MI can tell you so many stories about how many people chose to ignore that light (and how it led to major problems).   It’s important for you to not ignore the “check engine” light as it will likely serve as a warning about a potential problem. What exactly could be wrong? Let’s consider the following scenarios:   1. Your gas cap is off   If you filled up and forgot to put the gas cap back on, your check engine light will pop on. If it’s m ... read more

October = Brakes for Breasts

October = Brakes for Breasts

At Advanced Auto Sports, we’re very interested in our community. We love to give back, and one way of doing that is through the Brakes for Breasts program. Brakes for Breasts is an organization that allows independent auto repair shops all across the United States to raise money for breast cancer research. 100% of the money raised goes to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund! Although we’re not participating this year, we’ll be doing this next year! For the entire month of October, brake pads are free at participating auto repair shops. All you pay is for labor and other parts. Each auto repair shop donates 10% of the labor to Brakes for Breasts, which adds up to quite a lot of money. In 2017, the 114 auto repair shops involved raised nearly $115,000. There are other reasons to have your brakes inspected and replaced in October. We’re thinking of the little goblins and fairies that are running around looking for candy! Any time ... read more

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DO I NEED A POWER STEERING FLUSH?

DO I NEED A POWER STEERING FLUSH?

First of all, what is a power steering flush? How does power steering even work? When you’re driving, the only time you might ever think about power steering is when it’s not working! Read on to learn a little bit about power steering, what it does, how it works, and why you might want to have a trusted technician perform a power steering flush.   What is power steering? Power steering is the mechanism in your car by which you’re able to move your steering wheel with ease. In the old days (before the 50’s), the only way to steer the wheels of your car was to put your back into it. That’s right, all the weight of the wheels plus any kind of friction in your steering system was against you. It wasn’t until 1951 that power steering was invented. The early system was based on hydraulic pressure. We have now also developed hybrid-electric and electric power steering systems, which are much more energy efficient. Without going into too much detail ... read more

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Come in for a comprehensive, digital safety inspection before holiday travel.

Come in for a comprehensive, digital safety inspection before holiday travel.

It’s November, and the temperature is dropping around Farmington. The beginning of the month isn’t so bad, but by the end of the month, those gloves and heated seats start to look very nice! Also, time becomes scarce around the holidays. Before you head out to grandma’s for the holidays, come in and experience our digital safety inspection. If you haven’t experienced one of our digital safety inspections, now is a perfect time!  Keep Your Family Safe Here at Advanced Auto Sports, our technicians are focused on your family’s safety above all. We’ve been doing digital inspections for a while now, to rave reviews from our customers. You can see exactly what’s going on with your vehicle, which gives you peace of mind.   Prevention Is the Best Medicine What is that old saying about an ounce of prevention? That saying works for health, and it also works for your car. We’d rather than you spent an hour or two on preventing a p ... read more

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Brake for Halloween!

Brake for Halloween!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash It’s October, and we love Halloween! The kids look fabulous in their costumes and it’s fun to see the whole community around Farmington Hills decorate their homes, pass out sweet treats, and have a grand time getting spooky together. And though the students at North Farmington High School took their school identification photos before Halloween, we can’t help but wonder if everyone is going to dress up as their same characters. One thing we advocate in October is preventive maintenance for your vehicles, especially brake service and repair. Let&rsq ... read more

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