Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Walled Lake car ...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 04, 2014
Many Walled Lake drivers don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintanance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it’s too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Walled Lake is really a lot more comprehensive these...
Posted in Exhaust
on August 28, 2014
Warm weather or cold, Walled Lake drivers still need to think about their SUV’s air conditioning. Most Walled Lake people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Walled Lake, we can advise you on your 's preventive maintenance schedules for air conditiong...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on August 26, 2014
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Walled Lake automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either. ...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 21, 2014
All new passenger vehicles on our Walled Lake Michigan roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most importa...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 13, 2014
Sometimes we hear Walled Lake drivers say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever befo...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 12, 2014
Did you know that most of the cars driving around Walled Lake, Michigan carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the Detroit area have as many as twelve networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of w...
Posted in Dashboard
on August 05, 2014
Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Detroit area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem, and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first in...
Posted in Brakes
on August 01, 2014
The hottest Michigan news story may be different everyday, but there’s one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Walled Lake. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things Walled La...
Posted in Maintenance
on July 25, 2014
Safe Michigan travel starts with preventive maintenance and good car care at Tuffy Walled Lake. But there are other things Walled Lake motorists can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here’s some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life...
Posted in Safety
on June 03, 2014