Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

September 10, 2023

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

February 5, 2023

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Michigan folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do ... More

Severe Service Requirements

October 7, 2022

A lot of Walled Lake drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of ... More

Tuffy Walled Lake On Your Serpentine Belt

September 25, 2022

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Walled Lake, Michigan, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. ... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

September 22, 2022

If you're reading this article in Walled Lake, Michigan, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Walled Lake tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service.... More

Tuffy Walled Lake: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

September 19, 2022

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Walled Lake streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

September 18, 2022

At Tuffy Walled Lake we've had a lot of Walled Lake customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Michigan. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

September 14, 2022

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Walled Lake drivers w... More

Economics of Maintenance for Walled Lake Auto Owners

September 12, 2022

Buying a new car in Walled Lake is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Walled Lake who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having... More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Walled Lake, Michigan

September 10, 2022

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Walled Lake, Michigan: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Walled Lake motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle... More