Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)

October 3, 2021

It's a light many drivers fear they'll see turn on at the most inopportune time. It's the one on the dash that says "Check Engine," "Service Engine Soon," or it may be simply an engine-shaped light. Your first instinct may be to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the engine. The truth... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

September 12, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Walled Lake

January 20, 2019

Hello Walled Lake . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Walled Lake drivers?First of all, the Check ... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

January 14, 2019

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

July 22, 2018

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Michigan was heading to work on a hot July day and not... More

The Tuffy Walled Lake Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

October 17, 2014

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Wixom motorists only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Wixom. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down ... More

Smooth Shifting in Walled Lake Michigan: Transmission Service

December 19, 2013

So you have some exciting plans for the Michigan weekend. Youre going to take some of your Walled Lake, Michigan friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, youve gotten the boat all ready. And you havent forgotten about your tow vehicle. Youve gassed it up and even vac... More