If you've ever experienced a spongy brake pedal before, you understand the feel - pressing down on the brake feel similar to pressing your foot on a sponge. The brake pedal won't have as much resistance as it previously did and it will feel as if your brakes won't stop with as much power. A spongy or soft brake pedal is actually a common brake issue and can happen with other vehicles. This symptoms is caused by air in the brake system which can happen due to improper bleeding, brake fluid loss, or a low fluid level. If your brake pedal is spongy, our experts will inspect the brake system to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue. Usually, we will bleed the brake line of all fluid and add more fluid after any appropriate issues are repaired. As soon as you notice a problem with your vehicle's brakes, don't hesitate to bring your car into the professionals here at The Detroit Garage. We will make sure that your car is safe and ready to go.
The warm weather is upon us, and for most, road trips and long drives are in future plans. If you’re planning a road trip or a long drive soon, it is important to make sure that your vehicle has an emergency kit packed so that you are prepared for anything. A vehicle inspection is always recommended before a trip to make sure your vehicle is prepared, but an emergency kit can help you in situations that you may not be expecting. An essential emergency kit for your vehicle is inexpensive and will come in handy in a variety of situations. Here’s a list of the most important things to pack in your vehicle: Owner’s Manual - don’t underestimate the importance of your vehicle’s owner’s manual! Make sure it’s in its home in the glove box. This can come in handy when a warning light appears on the dashboard that you are unfamiliar with. Jumper Cables - you never know when you might need jumper cables on hand. Even a healthy battery can d ... read more
When it comes to owning a vehicle, the single most important thing that you can do is take care of your vehicle. Think about how much money you have spent on your car - most likely tens of thousands of dollars. Now, imagine blowing off a service because you don’t really think you need it, although it won’t cost you much and it actually will protect vital car components and extend the lifespan of your vehicle. Seems silly, right? Well, the truth is, a recent survey by the Car Care Council found that 89% of vehicles in use were in need of at least one service or repair. We understand that as a car owner, it can be difficult to bring your vehicle into a shop and trust that what the mechanics recommend is necessary to the overall integrity of your vehicle, and not just a way to get more money out of you. That is why it is so important to find an auto repair shop that you can actually trust and that will be 100% transparent with you. When you find a good auto repair shop, you&r ... read more
Click here to read an article in Ratchet + Wrench featuring Hamburg Garage and Andy Massoll!
ShopOwnerMag.com featured the Massoll family and Curt’s Service, Hamburg Garage and Farmington Garage in an article. Click here to read more
Andy Massoll was recently quoted in an article on Openbay.com. Click here to read more
Andy Massoll and Farmington Garage technician Gary Chopp were featured in the MAHLE annual report. Click here to read more
Click here to listen to a podcast featuring Andy Massoll from Curt’s Service! Curt’s Service started out as so many shops did back in the day as a Sunoco Station. That was 34 years ago that Curt Massoll got the bug. Andy Massoll, second generation owner of Curt’s Service in Oak Park Michigan. Guest Andy Massoll is second generation owner and has a top shop designation from Motor Age. Their DNA: New shop built in 2012 is a 15,000 SQFT operation with 14 Bays, a total staff of 15 that includes 8 techs, 3 service advisors, a general manager, and a parts person. Listen to Andy discuss what he calls his ‘dream shop’ because of the many unique features built into the facility that makes this a very GREEN operation. You can see a video with Andy describing the new shop on their website … curtsservice.com. Among many environmental friendly features is water pneumatic lifts, radiant floors and 100% recycl ... read more
Click here to read “Continuing a Legacy,” an article in Ratchet + Wrench featuring Andy Massoll and Curt’s Service.
Andy Massoll was quoted in an article on ModernTireDealer.com. Click here to read more. Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) and Robert Bosch LLC are forming a new 20 Group exclusively for authorized Bosch Car Service shops. Bosch has selected the DSP 20 Group format to help its growing network of car service centers improve profitability. “We admire the success of Norm Gaither’s 20 Group model in helping independent tire and service shops improve profits,” says Mark Polke, director, Service Workshop Concepts North America for Bosch. “After personally visiting a 20 Group in action, I saw how the concept can and will help Bosch Car Service (BCS) center owners make significant business improvements.” Independent shops belonging to a 20 Group meet three times a year to discuss business issues with other service center owners and to sha ... read more