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2626 N Eastman Rd Midland, MI 48642

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Higher Standards Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

TechsHigher Standards Automotive has been providing customers in the Midland, MI 48642 area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 2008. Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll keep it in top operating condition.

We provide a range of services, including Car & Truck Care, Electronic Services, Electrical Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Engine & Transmission, Miscellaneous Services, Towing, Transmission Services, and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.

Call Higher Standards Automotive today at 989-495-0200! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!



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    Vehicle Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    What Our Customers

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    reviewiconKnowledgeable & Friendly
    Car & Truck Care, near Midland, Michigan
    HSA has definitely earned their name! Excellent service, friendly staff and a fair price. These people are awesome!
    , 02/19/2020
    We had a nagging issue that left my wife's car out of comission. I usually repair vehicles myself and turned to the team here for help. They were excellent to work with, went above and beyond to clearly communicate, and venture professionals. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
    , 02/11/2020
    reviewiconHonest Mechanic
    General Services, near Midland, Michigan
    Higher Standards is an amazing shop. I had several issues with my car over the past month, which is unfortunate for my wallet. But the owners and staff here were amazing in being able to promptly get me in. One of the issues was even an immediate safety one and they stayed late to get it fixed for me without charging me any overtime costs. They are professional and very clear in explaining issues and answering questions. As a younger female, we always are concerned about mechanics just trying to take advantage of us, but these guys have 100% earned my trust. I won't take my car anywhere else now and highly recommend them to everyone I know.
    , 02/06/2020
    I recently had some engine trouble with my valve cover gaskets on my 1998 Dakota. Higher Standards diagnosed it along with a couple of other issues. They took care of everything and returned my truck to my new address all while I was out of town. They worked around my schedule and did an excellent job for a fair price. They're very professional and easy to work with. Nothing beats having the peace of mind knowing your vehicle is in good hands, the job is done right the FIRST time, and you're paying a fair price! My truck runs great now with no issues! I highly recommend them for all of your auto repair needs!!!
    , 01/21/2020
    reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Midland, Michigan
    I have been using Higher Standards to keep my 2 vehicles road ready for more than a year. I really appreciate the thoroughness of their review of work to be done. I always feel confident in the expert advice and honest appraisal of what needs to be done and what can wait. The work has been done timely and flexible based on our schedule as we live 2.5 hours north of Midland. Great service at reasonable pricing! Yes, I would recommend Higher Standards to keep your vehicle safe and ready for use.
    , 01/16/2020

    Higher Standards Automotive

    2626 N Eastman Rd,
    Midland, MI 48642

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