Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Mount Pleasant driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Michigan seasons.Mount Pleasant off-roaders should be excite...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 11, 2018
Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Michigan. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Mount Pleasant 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 vit...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 04, 2018
When your vehicle breaks down in the Mount Pleasant, Michigan, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time....
Posted in Maintenance
on October 28, 2018
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Mount Pleasant drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will no...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on October 21, 2018
You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.
The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 14, 2018
A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Mount Pleasant drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea ...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 07, 2018
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you ha...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 30, 2018
Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th...
Posted in Exhaust
on September 23, 2018
Modern vehicles in and around Mount Pleasant run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Mount Pleasant drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than eve...
Posted in Parts
on September 16, 2018
At Tuffy Mount Pleasant, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Mount Pleasant alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems...
Posted in Automotive News
on September 09, 2018