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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS

With MADISON HEIGHTS gas prices being what they are, many of us in MI are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. MADISON HEIGHTS area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in MI. But there are things all MADISON HEIGHTS drivers can do to save fuel: We can improve our driving habits and stay on top of preventive maintenance at Interstate Auto Care. These things make small savings possible, but they can really add up.Let's start with driving habits. One major gas-eater is jackrabbit starts. A smooth, gradual acceleration uses a lot less fuel. It's also easier on your engine and drivetrain, so you'll prolong their lives as well.If you drive with one foot on the brake, stop. That creates drag, increasing fuel usage and reducing the useful life of your brakes.Slowing down can really add up on gas savings over time for MADISON HEIGHTS ... read more

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Fuel Economy

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In MADISON HEIGHTS MI

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In MADISON HEIGHTS MI

When accidents occur in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When MI police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories, they waste precious time.In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident, you have people in the MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment and inform MADISON HEIGHTS paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications.A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading through MADISON HEIGHTS and around the globe: ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency – is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory.Simply put 'ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like 'ICE – Dad,' 'ICE &nda ... read more

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Interstate Auto Care

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Interstate Auto Care article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in MADISON HEIGHTS with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficult to see.Most of us in MADISON HEIGHTS replace our wiper blades when they no longer do the job. They are so worn, hard or brittle that they can't clean the windshield. They may even be falling apart. In other words, we deal with our wiper blades from a failure perspective. We address them when they no longer function. The theory, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," doesn't apply here. Instead, we should think about wipers blades as an important safety system that we should maintain r ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Interstate Auto Care: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

MADISON HEIGHTS drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect expensive components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has the compressor oil. This oil needs to be replenished whenever refrigerant is added.An air conditioning inspection at Interstate Auto Care will uncover any potential problems and identify any necessary repairs needed to get MADISON HEIGHTS drivers on the road to cool air once again.Give us a call.Interstate Auto Care526 E 14 MILE RDMADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071248-307-1200

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Air Conditioning
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