Automotive Tips from Sterling Tire & Auto: Serpentine Belt Overview

April 30, 2018

The technicians at Sterling Tire & Auto know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Sterling Tire & Auto in Sterling Heights

April 22, 2018

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Sterling Heights road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the wate... More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Sterling Heights

April 18, 2018

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Sterling Heights can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us... More

Recommended Sterling Heights Service Intervals

April 10, 2018

Everyone in Sterling Heights, Michigan, knows we are advised to go to our Sterling Heights dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Sterling Heights residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentis... More

Automotive Tips from Sterling Tire & Auto: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

April 3, 2018

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Sterling Heights drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the m... More