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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Air Conditioning Service in MADISON HEIGHTS

Air Conditioning Service in MADISON HEIGHTS

Hey MADISON HEIGHTS! Let's talk about one of our MI summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for MADISON HEIGHTS drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked at Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS. When most MADISON HEIGHTS folks hear the words "air conditioning problems." it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it's broken, it's hard to repair.What things can MADISON HEIGHTS drivers do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns?A common cause of ai ... read more

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Arrive Alive in MADISON HEIGHTS

Arrive Alive in MADISON HEIGHTS

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from MADISON HEIGHTS. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on MI roads.The truth is that all of us are distracted when we drive. Unfortunately, traffic, road construction and other external factors are beyond our control. The distractions inside our car, however, are things we can often control.Here's some things that'll give you more control in your car, and help keep your attention on the roads around MADISON HEIGHTS. MADISON HEIGHTS drivers who are 16 to 20 years old tend to be more distracted by the radio, CD or MP3 player. MADISON HEIGHTS drivers who are 20 to 29 are more distracted by passengers in the car, including small children. Those over age 65 tend to be more distracted by objects or events that are outside of the vehicle. Other factors like fatigue, stress and lack of sleep ... read more

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the MADISON HEIGHTS area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping sound when the brake pads have been worn down to the point that they need to be replaced. It's an early warning indicator. When you hear that sound, schedule an appointment at Interstate Auto Care soon. Now a chattering sound is more urgent. That usually indicates that something is loose. It could be a brake pad or even the brake calipers. If one of those parts falls off, you could have some serious trouble stopping the vehicle. It woul ... read more

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Brakes

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Interstate Auto Care

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Interstate Auto Care

  Today at Interstate Auto Care we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the MADISON HEIGHTS area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are not. Does your vehicle use E-85 gasoline? Bring it down to Interstate Auto Care at 526 E 14 MILE RD in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071, to find out, or give us a call to make an appointment by calling 248-307-1200. E-85 gasoline has been developed to fight air pollution and reduce oil consumption. E-85 fuel is a mix of 85% ethanol, a grain-base alcohol, and 15% gasoline. So-called Flex-Fuel vehicles are designed to use either normal gasoline or E-85 gas. The result is lower exhaust emissions to our local MADISON HEIGHTS community.All ga ... read more

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