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A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... Read More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... Read More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Sterling Heights)

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be.Then it's time to get ... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Sterling Tire & Auto

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Sterling Heights drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads an... Read More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Sterling Heights

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Sterling Heights area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Sterling Heights area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were the... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Sterling Heights driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Sterling Tire & Auto... Read More

Bad Vibes

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sterling Tire & Auto: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Sterling Heights. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Sterling Heights

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Sterling Heights drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspecti... Read More

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