Most Sterling Heights drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any ...
Posted in Steering
on April 30, 2020
Hey Sterling Heights! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Sterling Heights drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes coo...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on April 29, 2020
Here is a questions for Sterling Heights drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cab...
Posted in Suspension
on April 28, 2020
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Sterling Heights, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been tol...
Posted in Drive Train
on April 27, 2020
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Sterling Heights residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Sterling Tire & Auto is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, cataly...
Posted in Exhaust
on April 26, 2020
You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar...
Posted in Oil Change
on April 26, 2020
The last new American vehicles sold in Sterling Heights with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Sterling Heights, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple t...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 25, 2020
Hello Sterling Heights, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the e...
Posted in Parts
on April 24, 2020
A lot of Sterling Heights drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an exp...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 23, 2020
What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Sterling Heights driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Michigan, winter tires differed from highway tires on...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 22, 2020