The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

September 17, 2023

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

January 30, 2022

At Sterling Tire & Auto we've had a lot of Sterling Heights customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Michigan. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 pe... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Sterling Heights, Michigan

December 19, 2021

Myths passed around our Sterling Heights, Michigan community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Sterling Heights, Michigan

October 24, 2021

The median age for cars in the Sterling Heights, Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Sterling Tire & Auto we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Sterling Heights area, bring it into Sterling Tire & Aut... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Sterling Tire & Auto?

September 19, 2021

Today's Sterling Tire & Auto article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Sterling Heights drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Michigan who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and th... More

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

September 12, 2021

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

December 13, 2020

Sometimes we hear people in Sterling Heights say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All tha... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

October 11, 2020

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

May 24, 2020

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Michigan folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do ... More

Severe Service Requirements

April 23, 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 expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacture... More