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Used Cars: Tuffy Walled Lake Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Walled Lake drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Walled Lake area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, w... Read More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Walled Lake

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Walled Lake drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system,... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Walled Lake: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Walled Lake.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in ... Read More

Tuffy Walled Lake Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Walled Lake

Let's talk about something critical for all Walled Lake drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:The wheel hub kee... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Walled Lake, Michigan Vehicle

How do Walled Lake drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer chec... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Walled Lake: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Walled Lake. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Walled Lake

Safety should always be element of your car care. So even if you don't care about how your car looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Walled Lake drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are... Read More

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