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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, MADISON HEIGHTS Car Owners

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, MADISON HEIGHTS Car Owners

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 had mechanical ignition systems, which meant ignition points, spark plugs and coils had to be replaced and the timing adjusted every few years. As long as the vehicle was in for a tune-up at Interstate Auto Care, the vehicle was inspected and you took care of any needed repairs at the same time.Today's engines have electronic ignition systems and engine control computers. Spark plugs can last for up to 100,000 miles/160,000 km. Vehicle reliability has vastly improved in the last few decades, and s ... read more

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Maintenance

Deciphering the Interstate Auto Care Menu Board

Deciphering the Interstate Auto Care Menu Board

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 learn of the many services we offer, or stop by our MADISON HEIGHTS, MI auto center at 526 E 14 MILE RD, 48071. First remember that all of these services are recommended by vehicle manufacturers. They set how often or at how many miles/kilometers the service should be done.Air conditioning service involves purging the old refrigerant and capturing it for proper disposal. Then fresh refrigerant is installed. The fresh refrigerant will lubricate the system and will also ... read more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

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 two jobs: First, they allow the wheel to freely rotate with as little friction as possible. Second, they support the weight of the vehicle. For example, if your car weighs 3,600 pounds (1600 kilogram), each wheel has to support approximately 900 pounds (400 kilograms). That's a lot of heavy lifting over those long distances.Even though wheel bearings are pretty straightforward, they need to be in near perfect condition to do their job for MADISON HEIGHTS vehicles. The bearings are packed ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

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; however, they can't do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS. We have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Interstate Auto Care can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll find Interstate Auto Care at 526 E 14 MILE RD in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071. Or just give us a call at 248-307-1200 to schedule an appointment. You'll ... read more

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Fuel System
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