Car Care Tips

Tuffy Mount Pleasant and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Mount Pleasant residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Mount Pleasant drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular ... Read More

Mount Pleasant Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Mount Pleasant driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less for Mount Pleasant residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Mount Pleasant drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other o... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Mount Pleasant drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the car, with maybe an initial down payment, then monthly payments on the b... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Mount Pleasant residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but somet... Read More

Shake It up in Mount Pleasant!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of b... Read More

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Mount Pleasant resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good . The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your en... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Mount Pleasant

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Mount Pleasant streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal'. Hard acce... Read More

Keep Your Mount Pleasant Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Mount Pleasant - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your vehicle burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Mount Pleasant drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the mor... Read More

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