Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

November 29, 2020

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Ask Tuffy Clinton Township: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

November 1, 2020

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Clinton Township Drivers

July 5, 2020

Knowing how their engine works can help Clinton Township drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and... More

Transmission Care in Clinton Township, Michigan

June 7, 2020

Do you have any plans around Clinton Township, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the c... More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Clinton Township in Clinton Township

June 23, 2019

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Clinton Township drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. ... More

The Tuffy Clinton Township Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

September 30, 2018

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

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Clinton Township: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

December 18, 2017

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Clinton Township.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. T... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Clinton Township

October 1, 2017

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Clinton Township. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better ... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Clinton Township

August 16, 2017

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Clinton Township drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transm... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Clinton Township: Timing Belt Overview

January 10, 2017

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Clinton Township. The timing belts import... More