Clinton Township Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

October 4, 2020

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Clinton Township, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the c... More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

September 27, 2020

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... More

The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

September 20, 2020

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

September 13, 2020

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Clinton Township, Michigan, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Clinton Township area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wir... More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Clinton Township

September 6, 2020

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Clinton Township can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us... More

Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)

August 30, 2020

If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presents. There are many things that can cause a vehicle to give off a gasoline odor. One of the easi... More

Drive Train Service in Clinton Township at Tuffy Clinton Township

August 23, 2020

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Clinton Township

August 16, 2020

Good vehicle care for us Clinton Township residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required... More

A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)

August 9, 2020

You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be. Not only must they support the weight, they also have to isolate vibrations and noise from the passenger cabin. Pretty tall order, wouldn't you say? ... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Clinton Township

August 2, 2020

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More