• MADISON HEIGHTS Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

    Monday 16 July 2018

    Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among MADISON HEIGHTS drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should MADISON HEIGHTS drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around MADISON HEIGHTS?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero MI temps?Are most of your trips of... read more

  • Hey MADISON HEIGHTS Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

    Tuesday 10 July 2018

    Higher MADISON HEIGHTS fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of MADISON HEIGHTS drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel prices. That's right, billions. Of course MI vehicle owners can't stop driving altogether, so we still need to find other ways to cut fuel bills.Preventive maint... read more

  • Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

    Tuesday 03 July 2018

    If you're reading this article in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Interstate Auto Care tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say "no," you might be harming your... read more

  • Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in MADISON HEIGHTS?

    Monday 25 June 2018

    There is a clear and vocal demand in MADISON HEIGHTS and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the MI market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on MADISON HEIGHTS area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. MADISON HEIGHTS auto owners should learn what these advantages and disa... read more

  • Beware of Cheap Tires in MADISON HEIGHTS

    Sunday 17 June 2018

    Do you like to shop for shoes in MADISON HEIGHTS?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? MADISON HEIGHTS drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you an... read more

  • Introduction to Diesels for MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    Tuesday 12 June 2018

    Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in MI are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import brands offer a range of diesel engines abroad – even the ultra-luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. For the most part, these diesel engines haven't... read more

  • Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    Tuesday 05 June 2018

    Everyone in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in MADISON HEIGHTS, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process.One category is often referred to as "summer tires". Summer tires are designed to be driven on the road when temperatures are generally above 45 degrees F... read more

  • What to Do In Case of an Accident

    Tuesday 29 May 2018

    If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in MI, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines... read more

  • When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

    Tuesday 22 May 2018

      Hey MADISON HEIGHTS area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our MI streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the MADISON HEIGHTS area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inch is the depth of the tire tread wear indicator bars that US law has required to be molded across all tires since August 1, 1968. When tires are worn so that this bar is visible, th... read more

  • Ask Interstate Auto Care: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

    Monday 14 May 2018

    The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so m... read more

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