Relax When the Wind Blows in Michigan: Winter Car Prep for Walled Lake Drivers

April 11, 2021

When autumn comes around in Walled Lake, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Walled Lake drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Wal... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

March 14, 2021

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Tuffy Walled Lake Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

December 13, 2020

All Walled Lake service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Walled Lake

May 17, 2020

Most Walled Lake folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Walled Lake market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would ... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Walled Lake

October 20, 2019

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Walled Lake article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Walled Lake ... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Walled Lake Technician Training

July 21, 2019

Walled Lake consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles hav... More

Tuffy Walled Lake and the Maintenance Mindset

April 28, 2019

When it comes to their vehicles, some Walled Lake residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Walled Lake drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maint... More

Synthetic Oil for Walled Lake Autos

April 21, 2019

If you are a driver in Walled Lake and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based o... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

March 24, 2019

Sometimes we hear people in Walled Lake say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All t... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Walled Lake

March 10, 2019

Every Walled Lake car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be rep... More