There's a segment of the Clinton Township area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance.
Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer....
Posted in Maintenance
on October 20, 2019
Some Clinton Township vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Clinton Township and other Clinton Township auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.
Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Clinton Township for a...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 13, 2019
Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments.
Loose steering is slop...
Posted in Steering
on October 06, 2019
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engi...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 30, 2019
We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing.
Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on September 22, 2019
Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Clinton Tow...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 15, 2019
Ask any Clinton Township man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 08, 2019
Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Michigan. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Clinton Township residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are v...
Posted in Service Intervals
on September 01, 2019
Today's report from Tuffy Clinton Township is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual...
Posted in Fluids
on August 25, 2019
A lot of us Clinton Township drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular wa...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 18, 2019