Keeping Your Engine Cool in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

January 14, 2020

The cooling system keeps Michigan vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Mount Pleasant. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Mount Pleasant drivers... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

December 1, 2019

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

Tuffy Mount Pleasant Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

November 24, 2019

All Mount Pleasant service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates cool... More

New Life for Your Older Car in Mount Pleasant

November 17, 2019

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Mount Pleasant families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your ... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Mount Pleasant in Mount Pleasant

November 10, 2019

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Mount Pleasant drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Michigan driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Mount Pleasant, our team will check your brake system and let you know if th... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

November 3, 2019

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

Steering Clear in Mount Pleasant

October 27, 2019

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

What Mount Pleasant Customers like About Us at Tuffy Mount Pleasant

October 20, 2019

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Mount Pleasant for our Mount Pleasant customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Mount Pleasant area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Tuffy ... More

A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

October 13, 2019

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered. But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right. Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly. One thing that you should note is... More

Gas Savings in Mount Pleasant: Sharpen Your Pencil

October 6, 2019

High gas prices in Mount Pleasant increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Mount Pleasant vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like s... More