• Busting Automotive Myths in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    Sunday 18 June 2017

    Myths passed around our MADISON HEIGHTS, MI community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the MADISON HEIGHTS area, come over to Interst... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your MADISON HEIGHTS Vehicle

    Monday 12 June 2017

    If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the MADISON HEIGHTS area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local MADISON HEIGHTS gas pump rolling higher and higher.The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its w... read more

  • Brake Service at Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS

    Tuesday 06 June 2017

    Brakes really aren't optional equipment for MADISON HEIGHTS drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every MI driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Interstate Auto Care, our team 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 your MADISON HEIGHTS service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or... read more

  • Economics of Maintenance for MADISON HEIGHTS Auto Owners

    Tuesday 30 May 2017

    Buying a new car in MADISON HEIGHTS is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in MADISON HEIGHTS who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that m... read more

  • To Save Gas Around MADISON HEIGHTS: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

    Monday 22 May 2017

      One topic that hits the news in MI on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some MI drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in MADISON HEIGHTS who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into Interstate Auto Care is one of the best ways people in MADISON HEIGHTS can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better f... read more

  • Maintaining Your Diesel in MADISON HEIGHTS

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the MADISON HEIGHTS area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more MADISON HEIGHTS diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV's.Diesels are popular in MI because they get better fuel economy than gas-powered engines... read more

  • Blind Spot Safety for MADISON HEIGHTS Driving

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in MADISON HEIGHTS, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other MADISON HEIGHTS drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this befor... read more

  • Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for MADISON HEIGHTS Drivers

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Hello, MADISON HEIGHTS residents. Let's talk fuel filters. 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 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 bett... read more

  • Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Interstate Auto Care

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Hello MADISON HEIGHTS! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in MADISON HEIGHTS.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneve... read more

  • Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for MADISON HEIGHTS Drivers

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Hello, MADISON HEIGHTS residents. Let's talk fuel filters. 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 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 bett... read more

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