Here is a questions for Brighton 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 cabin air f...
Posted in Suspension
on May 23, 2020
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Brighton, 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 told by you...
Posted in Drive Train
on May 22, 2020
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Brighton residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Spartan Tire Brighton is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic con...
Posted in Exhaust
on May 21, 2020
The last new American vehicles sold in Brighton with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Brighton, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel inj...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 20, 2020
Hello Brighton, 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 engine, c...
Posted in Parts
on May 19, 2020
A lot of Brighton 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. Cri...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 18, 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 Brighton 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 only in th...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 17, 2020
You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why.Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes...
Posted in Oil Change
on May 17, 2020
If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Brighton, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these f...
Posted in Fluids
on May 16, 2020
Brighton drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Michigan come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Brighton area have these systems as well. ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on May 15, 2020