• It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Interstate Auto Care

    Monday 16 October 2017

    If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in MADISON HEIGHTS. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understanding of why that is, let's talk bicycles.You've probably seen plenty of cyclists on MADISON HEIGHTS roads. Perhaps you ride yourself. Then you know that a cyclist's cadence is the... read more

  • Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for MADISON HEIGHTS Drivers

    Sunday 08 October 2017

    Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.MADISON HEIGHTS auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.Over time, the small amounts... read more

  • Tracking True in MADISON HEIGHTS: Wheel Alignment

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    At Interstate Auto Care, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Interstate Auto Care alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels mov... read more

  • The Interstate Auto Care Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

    Saturday 30 September 2017

    There's a lot of auto advice in MI right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas savings. MADIS... read more

  • Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

    Monday 11 September 2017

    Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every MADISON HEIGHTS driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Interstate Auto Care will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS&n... read more

  • Transmission Care in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    Monday 04 September 2017

    Do you have any plans around MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked – ready to go.How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you've even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date?Stop and think. You'll have some heavy traffic on you... read more

  • Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, MADISON HEIGHTS Car Owners

    Tuesday 29 August 2017

    A generation ago, MADISON HEIGHTS drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your MADISON HEIGHTS shop every year or two for repairs seemed to be a good reminder to keep the oil changed.For example, almost everyone in MADISON HEIGHTS used to take their vehicles in for regular tune-ups. Vehicles ha... read more

  • Deciphering the Interstate Auto Care Menu Board

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, service centers like Interstate Auto Care have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Interstate Auto Care a call at 248-307-1200 to... read more

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    Why are wheel bearings for MADISON HEIGHTS vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Interstate Auto Care post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around MADISON HEIGHTS, MI. Wheel bearings are pretty simple parts. They're made of high quality steel and are engineered to last 100,000 miles (160,000)  or more if properly cared for. The bearings do... read more

  • Professional Fuel System Cleaning

    Tuesday 01 August 2017

    Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume.MADISON HEIGHTS drivers can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system; how... read more

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