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The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Sterling Heights area shoe stores?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 pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the w... Read More

Let Sterling Tire & Auto Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Sterling Heights area residents may remember when the U.S. government's Cash for Clunkers program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Sterling Heigh... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Sterling Heights

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Sterling Heights area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Sterling Heights drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our v... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Sterling Heights residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technol... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Sterling Heights

Some Sterling Heights drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Sterling Heights, you should be aware of safety issues, Michigan towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sterling Tire & Auto: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Sterling Heights. The timing belts import... Read More

Ask Sterling Tire & Auto About the Importance of Service Intervals

Today in our Sterling Tire & Auto blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying y... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Sterling Tire & Auto Service Advisor

Sterling Heights drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If you... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Sterling Heights

With high fuel prices in Sterling Heights, Michigan, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physi... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Sterling Heights

There's a segment of the Sterling Heights area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,00... Read More

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