PCV Valve Replacement

May 19, 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, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil han... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

May 1, 2020

Local Brighton roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Brighton wou... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Brighton

April 16, 2020

Today we want to talk to Brighton drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though ... More

Brighton Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

March 9, 2020

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Brighton, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaf... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

April 14, 2019

Modern vehicles in and around Brighton run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Brighton drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

February 18, 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... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Spartan Tire Brighton in Brighton

January 1, 2019

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Brighton road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump -... More

Timing Belt

February 5, 2018

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

PCV Valve Service at Spartan Tire Brighton in Brighton

July 4, 2017

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Wixom Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

March 3, 2015

Improved fuel economy has two benefits for Brighton motorists: less fuel is necessary and fewer emissions are released. Wixom cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Brighton drivers may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device came out almost fifty ye... More