• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Automotive Tips from Interstate Auto Care: Serpentine Belt System Wear

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    The primary job of the serpentine belt for MADISON HEIGHTS drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded around MADISON HEIGHTS with a dead battery. In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accesso... read more

  • Interstate Auto Care Alternator Replacement Service in MADISON HEIGHTS

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around MADISON HEIGHTS is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator rep... read more

  • Timing Belt

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head. The head contains the valves. There's at least one valve that lets the fresh air into the cylinder. This air, mixed with fuel, burns to create power. Then another valve or two will open to allow the... read more

  • MADISON HEIGHTS Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    MADISON HEIGHTS 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 good time interval for oil changes? How do MADISON HEIGHTS residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it fr... read more

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