There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Brighton drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the f...
Posted in Suspension
on March 24, 2019
Most Brighton drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the tech...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 17, 2019
Let's talk about something critical for all Brighton drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order.Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:The wheel hub keeps y...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on March 10, 2019
There are several important factors that go into how often Brighton drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Michigan free...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 03, 2019
The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Brighton drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on February 24, 2019
Like everything in the Michigan automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Michigan drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Brighton roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral visi...
Posted in Parts
on February 18, 2019
Today in our Spartan Tire Brighton blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Brighton with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, wateri...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 10, 2019
Brighton drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steer...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 03, 2019
Here's a question for Brighton, Michigan : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many conditi...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 27, 2019
If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on January 21, 2019