Automotive Tips from Ryan?s Auto Repair of Plymouth: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

February 18, 2024

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Plymouth drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoul... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Plymouth

February 11, 2024

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Plymouth drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission w... More

Steer Right in Plymouth

February 4, 2024

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Plymouth 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 yea... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

January 28, 2024

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Plymouth

January 21, 2024

Do you like to shop for shoes in Plymouth?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying ti... More

A Hot Mess (AC System-Compresser)

January 14, 2024

Air conditioning used to be a real luxury in a vehicle, but now it's standard in most. Your vehicle's air conditioning system is built to last a pretty long time, but like anything mechanical, sometimes it fails. It helps to know a little about how the A/C works. There's a compressor that press... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

January 7, 2024

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

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

January 1, 2024

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... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

December 31, 2023

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Ryan?s Auto Repair of Plymouth in Plymouth

December 24, 2023

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More