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Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your MADISON HEIGHTS Vehicle

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your MADISON HEIGHTS Vehicle

Imagine you've left MADISON HEIGHTS and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down. You would have to work harder to keep the sled going where you want it. The dogs are all working as hard as before, but you're covering less ground for the same effort.You're wasting kibble.The same is true of your vehicle when the wheels are out of alignment. That wheel that's pulling to the side is dragging down the rest of the vehicle; so you push a little harder on the gas pedal to keep up your speed. You're wasting gas.So have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year. It is important to get it checked right away if you feel the vehicle pulling to one side.Sometimes we MADISON HEIGHTS residents bump a curb or hit a pothole and knock our wheels out of alignment. A ... read more

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Power Steering Service at Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS

Power Steering Service at Interstate Auto Care in MADISON HEIGHTS

Many MADISON HEIGHTS drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.MADISON HEIGHTS car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Interstate Auto Care, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many MADISON HEIGHTS drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.MADISON ... read more

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Straight and True in MADISON HEIGHTS: Wheel Alignment

Straight and True in MADISON HEIGHTS: Wheel Alignment

Most MADISON HEIGHTS folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in MADISON HEIGHTS is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are more expensive than an alignment check in MADISON HEIGHTS. Bad alignment can also cause damage to suspension and steering systems, which can be expensive to repair in MADISON HEIGHTS. Tire wear on misaligned wheels can also lead to blowouts, which are dangerous, can lead to serious accidents and can seriously damage your vehicle. Also, poor alignment itself can be the cause of an accident since the vehicle may not steer properly. One or more wheels on your veh ... read more

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Tracking True in MADISON HEIGHTS: Wheel Alignment

Tracking True in MADISON HEIGHTS: Wheel Alignment

At Interstate Auto Care, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Interstate Auto Care alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in precisely the same direction.If you don't remember hitting a pothole, how do you know if your wheels are out? The most obvious sign is that your vehicle pulls to one side. Also, your steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you're in the habit of checking your tire wear regularly, you may notice the edges of one or more tires rapidly wearing down. You should have your MADISON HEIGHTS auto service center look it over. Of course, if you've been in an a ... read more

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Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Interstate Auto Care

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Interstate Auto Care

Hello MADISON HEIGHTS! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in MADISON HEIGHTS.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread wear can lead to blowouts on the road, a dangerous and potentially deadly safety risk for MADISON HEIGHTS drivers and their passengers.It may not take an accident or bad driving habits to “knock” your tires out of alignment. Tires can go out of alignment with just everyday MI driving. MADISON HEIGHTS road hazards, pot holes, uneven or gravel roads, and even the bumps and bounces of normal MADISON HEIGHTS roads and surface streets can gradually put your vehicle tires out of al ... read more

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