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Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in MADISON HEIGHTS?

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in MADISON HEIGHTS?

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 disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest MADISON HEIGHTS dealership.MADISON HEIGHTS drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in MADISON HEIGHTS, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide wh ... read more

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Automotive News

Beware of Cheap Tires in MADISON HEIGHTS

Beware of Cheap Tires in MADISON HEIGHTS

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 and your passengers. You want to be sure they hold the road and provide good traction on MI freeways and surface streets. If you carry heavy loads or tow a trailer on MI highways, the tires need a high load rating.Ask your friendly and knowledgeable MADISON HEIGHTS tire professional at Interstate Auto Care. I think it's important that MADISON HEIGHTS residents understand the effect of price on a tire's quality, performance and durability. When I was a kid, my dad would say, “Pay ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Introduction to Diesels for MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

Introduction to Diesels for MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

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 been available in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI. But that's about to change.In the past, North American diesel fuel has had a much higher sulfur content than European fuel. Recent environmental laws have required changes in diesel formulation and emissions standards here in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, so we are now ready to start seeing more diesel options offered over the next few years.Why are so many MADISON HEIGHTS drivers interested in diesel engines? Well first off, diesel fuel is more energy dense ... read more

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Fuel System

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

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 (7 degrees C). Their tread design is optimized for traction on dry roads around MI and they're also able to effectively displace water on rainy roads.So if you live where its summer all year round, these tires will work well for you. If you like maximum performance in warm weather, but still live where it gets cold and snowy, you'll want to change your summer tires for winter tires as the weather starts to change.There's a range of tires within the winter tire category. If you live where there's a ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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