Maintaining Your New Car!

Congratulations on your new car! You probably want to hang onto it for as long as possible, so here’s a few tips on how to maintain it as well as possible! The owner’s manual will give recommendations from the manufacturer regarding service intervals. It’s imperative to follow these recommendations so you don’t void the new…

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Stroebel Automotive is Moving!

Exciting things are happening at Stroebel Automotive! We are moving one block east of our current location to a bigger and better facility. Starting July 10th, you can find us at 7660 Gratiot Road. You may recognize the building as what was formerly Wimpy’s Transmission Service. At our new, larger, easier to find location, Stroebel…

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Improve Your MPG

As the temperature rises, you may find yourself paying more and more to fill your car up with gas. By raising your miles per gallon, you will not have to stop for gas as often, reducing the amount you have to pay. Below are five tips to reduce MPG and save your wallet for those…

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Spring Car Care

Spring is here and that means family vacations, camping excursions, and weekend road trips. Regardless of your style, chances are you’re getting ready to hit the road – but is your car in the right shape to get you there safely? Michigan’s cold winter temperatures and icy conditions have likely been hard on your car…

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Don’t Buy Cheap Tires

One of the easiest, most effective ways to make your car perform better is the tires you use. High-performance tires can make a huge difference in everyday driving, especially when it comes to braking. In the video below, Jason Fenske, of Engineering Explained, swapped out old tires for new, high performance tires and measured stopping…

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Check Engine Light

The lights on your dashboard can alert you to several different service related issues. It is vital that you do not ignore the warning signs your vehicle is providing. Ignoring the check engine, oil, or other lights can lead to serious issues. Some drivers will ignore the check engine light for fear that a costly…

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Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

Are you killing your car without even realizing? Take a look at this list of six things motorists do that can harm their car, and, in turn, their wallet. Ignoring the check engine light: Ignoring the check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. We highly recommend that if your check…

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Fuel Efficiency

Gas costs add up to quite a large sum over the lifetime of your vehicle. There are several ways you can greatly increase the fuel efficiency of your vehicle without spending any additional money by following these few simple tips. 1. Slow down. Accelerating at high speeds out of stops uses a ton of gas.…

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Car Winterization

The cold winter months can take its toll on your car if it is not properly prepared. There are several steps you can take to ensure your vehicle is properly winterized this year. Ensure Visibility Maintaining visibility throughout the winter months is essential for staying safe. Always use a scraper, not your wipers, to remove…

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What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

While it wasn’t always the case, there are several choices when it comes to motor oil for your vehicle. What do you need to know for your next oil change? We’re here to help. Viscosity – this is the thickness of your oil and how it retains its pour properties at different temperatures. Conventional oils…

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