Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

February 29, 2020

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Sterling Hei... More

Defensive Driving in Sterling Heights, Michigan

February 28, 2020

There was a man in the Sterling Heights area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Michigan highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Sterling Heights Vehicle

February 27, 2020

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Sterling Heights area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you... More

Sterling Tire & Auto Advice on Buying New Tires

February 26, 2020

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Sterling Heights driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Michigan seasons.Sterling Heights off-roaders should be excited abo... More

Sterling Tire & Auto and the Maintenance Mindset

February 25, 2020

When it comes to their vehicles, some Sterling Heights residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Sterling Heights drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular ma... More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Sterling Heights Automobiles

February 24, 2020

Sterling Heights drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Sterling Heights, Michigan, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's whe... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

February 23, 2020

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Sterling Heights

February 23, 2020

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Sterling Heights area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Sterlin... More

Sterling Heights Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

February 22, 2020

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Sterling Heights, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the c... More

Gas Savings in Sterling Heights: Sharpen Your Pencil

February 21, 2020

High gas prices in Sterling Heights increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Sterling Heights vehicle owners to skimp in other areas li... More