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Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Walled Lake

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 ... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Walled Lake

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 ... Read More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Walled Lake Technician Training

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... Read More

Tuffy Walled Lake and the Maintenance Mindset

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... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Walled Lake Autos

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... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Gas Savings in Walled Lake: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Walled Lake increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Walled Lake vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Walled Lake?

Today's Tuffy Walled Lake article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Walled Lake drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Michigan who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Walled Lake in Walled Lake

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternat... Read More

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