Differential Service at Sterling Tire & Auto: Viva la Difference

February 29, 2016

Every vehicle on Michigan roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Sterling Heights residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn trave... More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Sterling Tire & Auto

February 28, 2016

A lot of us Sterling Heights drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Michigan motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come ... More

Lease or Buy?

February 27, 2016

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Sterling Heights drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance tha... More

Automotive Tips from Sterling Tire & Auto: Wiper Blade Options

February 26, 2016

Wiper blades are critically important to Sterling Heights drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Sterling Heights drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came w... More

Water Pump

February 26, 2016

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

February 25, 2016

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Sterling Heights, Michigan, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Sterling Heights, Michigan:When an accident occurs, you shoul... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Sterling Heights

February 24, 2016

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Sterling Heights area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more ga... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Sterling Tire & Auto

February 23, 2016

Hello Sterling Heights . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Sterling Heights drivers?First of all, ... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Sterling Tire & Auto

February 22, 2016

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Sterling Heights auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The ... More

The Sterling Tire & Auto Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

February 21, 2016

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Sterling Heights drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Sterling Heights. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down ... More