Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Walled Lake: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Walled Lake know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pu... Read More

Walled Lake Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Walled Lake in Walled Lake is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Michigan are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Walled Lake

There's a segment of the Detroit area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as a hundred thousand miles. So ... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything With a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Walled Lake

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Walled Lake: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Walled Lake drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Michigan drivers ran... Read More

The Tuffy Walled Lake Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Walled Lake vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute –... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Walled Lake: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Walled Lake drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Walled Lake for Better Performance

Hi Walled Lake residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Walled Lake

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Walled Lake people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Walled Lake motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good... Read More

Recommended Service Intervals At Tuffy Walled Lake

Most people in the Detroit area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. ... Read More

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