Water Pump

November 28, 2021

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

The Tuffy Clinton Township Guide to Tire Specs

November 21, 2021

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Clinton Township service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and ... More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

November 14, 2021

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Clinton Township in Clinton Township

November 7, 2021

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Clinton Township. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Clinton Township runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Clinton Township are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detec... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

October 31, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

October 24, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)

October 17, 2021

We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the engine crank, you hear it slowly turn over and your dash lights go dim. There can be many reaso... More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

October 10, 2021

Why are wheel bearings for Clinton Township vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Clinton Township post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Clinton Tow... More

Tuffy Clinton Township Automotive Tips: Alternator

October 3, 2021

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... More

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

September 26, 2021

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly. A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... More