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Monthly Archives: November 2019

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Interstate Auto Care

There are a lot of things in life that MADISON HEIGHTS residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our MADISON HEIGHTS dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we don't stay on schedule with these routines, it can lead to embarrassing, painful or expensive consequences. Scheduled maintenance is also part of good vehicle care. MADISON HEIGHTS drivers should take their vehicles in regularly for a good check-up. But many folks struggle to remember or actually even ignore this auto advice. When it comes to our vehicles, we're more likely to listen to, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” than, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Yet it is the second adage that is the more applicable one.Regular brushing treatments prevent cavities. Filling a cavity ... read more

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Inspection

Suspension Service in MADISON HEIGHTS at Interstate Auto Care

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in MADISON HEIGHTS may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around MADISON HEIGHTS. Its job is to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your suspension system has many parts. If you look under your vehicle, it's basically everything that connects your wheels to the vehicle's frame. These are heavy duty parts that do a lot of work. They need to be inspected for damage and excessive wear at least once a year. A good time for this is when you get your annual alignment service at Interstate Auto Care. Here are some warning signs of suspension problems: the car pulls to one side it wanders the steering is erratic you see uneven tire wear you experience a poor ride or handling you see oil leaking from shocks Basically, you just don't feel in control ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your MADISON HEIGHTS Vehicle

MADISON HEIGHTS drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in MI come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the MADISON HEIGHTS area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure.If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the vehicle manufacture’s recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to a monitoring unit that causes a warning to light up on the dashboard. When drivers see the warning light, they know it's time to put some air in the tires.There are many benefits to people in MADISON HEIGHTS who drive with properly inflated tires. First is cost savings. Running at the correct air pressure improves fuel economy. Driving on underinflated tires is like driving through sand – it drags down your fuel economy. Drivers in MADISON HEIGHTS will also see longer, more ... read more

The Easy Way to Save Cash in MADISON HEIGHTS

The hottest MI news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in MADISON HEIGHTS. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in MADISON HEIGHTS can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do for your vehicle that'll save gas no matter how you drive.The first one for MADISON HEIGHTS drivers is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save 2 miles per gallon/.85 km per liter. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most MADISON HEIGHTS service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask Interstate Auto Care. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many MADISON HEIGH ... read more

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Maintenance
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