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Fred Lavery Company

34602 Woodward Avenue
Directions Birmingham, MI 48009

  • Sales: (866) 653-6321
  • Service: (888) 532-4870
  • Parts: (888) 541-0784


Does Your Car's Brake Pedal Feel Soft?

A spongy brake pedal may be an alarming experience, especially if it happens without any warning. A suddenly mushy pedal could mean that the brake fluid is leaking. It could also mean that the brake line has collapsed or gotten a hole in it.

Sometimes, the brake pedal goes soft over a period of weeks or months. The calipers could be slowly rusting, or there could be air in the brake lines. In some situations, wheel cylinders that are going bad could be the cause of the soft brakes. Bad wheel cylinders require a more extensive repair in order to…

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Understanding the Tire Pressure Light

Correct tire pressure is important not just to add tire life but also to ensure your car is driving as safe as possible. Newer cars have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that will monitor pressure and let you know with a light if your tires have incorrect tire pressure. If you don't fully understand how this works or need assistance with manually checking your tires, stop at Fred Lavery Company and have our techs provide assistance.

Use of the TPMS has decreased the number of traffic fatalities but is not designed to replace monitoring your tires yourself. On…

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Vehicle Tire Treads - Keeping a Close Eye

As part of winter car maintenance for your car you should always check your tire treads. Driving your vehicle with worn down tire treads is dangerous and can damage your vehicle's wheels alignment. Buying brand new tires is the counter as this is the only way to allow you and your family the proper safety when it comes to worn out tire treads.

As soon as you notice this problem with your tire treads, visit Fred Lavery Company immediately. If you aren't aware of the proper moment to reach out to the service center, just always make sure…
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Weak Battery? It Could Be Your Alternator

Automobile engines are complex. Several different problems can lead to the same symptom. When it comes to a weak battery, the same is true. Your car's battery can be weak because the battery is going bad or because it isn't being charged while you drive.

What charges your car's battery? The alternator is the part that generates electricity while your car's engine is running. If engines didn't have an alternator, the car's battery when quickly run out of charge because of the electrical demands of the engine, lights, and cabin appliances. When the alternator…

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