Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

July 17, 2022

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

Don't Be Fuelish

June 6, 2021

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

February 7, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Fuel Injectors

May 20, 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 injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engin... More

Spartan Tire Brighton: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

May 14, 2020

Most Brighton auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Spartan Tire Brighton, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Brighton drivers actually save?In today's Spartan Tire Brighton article, we're focus... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

May 7, 2020

Hello Brighton resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your en... More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

May 6, 2020

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Brighton, Michigan

May 5, 2020

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Brighton area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clea... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Michigan Driving

May 2, 2020

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Brighton knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Brighton area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment ... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Brighton Drivers

April 25, 2020

Brighton residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to... More