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 s...
Posted in Service Intervals
on December 08, 2015
Hi Walled Lake car owners. 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 in...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 02, 2015
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. Detroit motorists often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other objec...
Posted in Alignment
on November 25, 2015
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 minut...
Posted in Diagnostics
on November 13, 2015
Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation for us Walled Lake car owners then 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 lea...
Posted in Inspection
on November 10, 2015
There’s a segment of the Wixom population that’s not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Mistaken perceptions have crept into the Michigan area over time. Many Wixom motorists think the root lies in the fact that modern cars are so reliable. Reliability has improved dramatica...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 04, 2015
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Walled Lake in Walled Lake Michigan is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given sym...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 21, 2015
Your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some autos it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulleys and the accessories. ...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on October 20, 2015
All of us Walled Lake drivers know we have to get the oil changed in our SUVs periodically. That’s just part of good car care. But when Detroit service professionals change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That’s why they sometimes let you know that your air fi...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on October 07, 2015
There are some things Walled Lake drivers should know about Walled Lake car service and repair. First and foremost, Tuffy Walled Lake cares about you and your family’s safety. And we really appreciate your business. Tuffy Walled Lake in Walled Lake wants to build a trusting relations...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 30, 2015