Fall and Spring Checkup in Plymouth

June 16, 2024

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Ryan?s Auto Repair of Plymouth for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (tech... More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Plymouth, MI

June 9, 2024

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our MI environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Plymouth drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Plymouth ar... More

Timing Belt

June 2, 2024

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Ryan?s Auto Repair of Plymouth

May 26, 2024

Hello Plymouth! 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 to regula... More

Steering You Right (Power Steering Signs of Problems)

May 19, 2024

Nearly every modern vehicle on the road today has power steering, a wonderful invention that makes steering take far less effort than it did in the "good old days." Today, we take our steering for granted: until something goes wrong, that is. Most power steering these days is rack-and-pinion, th... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Ryan?s Auto Repair of Plymouth in Plymouth

May 12, 2024

When we Plymouth residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ab... More

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

May 5, 2024

When Plymouth drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Plymouth drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks an... More

Steering You Right (Power Steering Fluid Service)

April 28, 2024

Its important for safe driving that two of the most important systems in your vehicle work right. One is the brakes. The other is the steering. Nearly all vehicles on the road have some sort of power steering that allows you to direct a very heavy machine with little effort. There are two ty... More

The Edible Engine

April 21, 2024

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

April 14, 2024

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More