The Right Automotive Fluids for Sterling Heights Drivers

January 26, 2020

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Sterling Heights drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Sterling Heights

January 21, 2020

As Sterling Heights consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Michigan, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care ... More

Automotive Tips from Sterling Tire & Auto: Tire Replacement Overview

January 20, 2020

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Sterling Heights drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Sterling Heights: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Sterling Tire & Auto

January 19, 2020

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Sterling Heights drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for St... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

January 19, 2020

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

January 18, 2020

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

All About Your TPMS in Sterling Heights

January 17, 2020

Sterling Heights drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Michigan auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Sterling Heights driver... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Sterling Heights Vehicle

January 16, 2020

Imagine you've left Sterling 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... More

Sterling Tire & Auto On Your Serpentine Belt

January 15, 2020

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Sterling Heights, Michigan, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the batt... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

January 14, 2020

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More