A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

January 30, 2022

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Livonia, Michigan

January 23, 2022

The median age for cars in the Livonia, Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At All Night Auto we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Livonia area, bring it into All Night Auto for high-mileage maintenanc... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

January 16, 2022

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

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

January 9, 2022

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... More

Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)

January 2, 2022

We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the engine crank, you hear it slowly turn over and your dash lights go dim. There can be many reaso... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

January 1, 2022

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More