Night driving in Mount Pleasant is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we jus...
Posted in Headlamps
on January 24, 2018
Ask any Mount Pleasant man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken h...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 15, 2018
Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Mount Pleasant. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Mount Pleasant drivers that visit Tuffy Mount Pleasant is co...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on January 07, 2018
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Mount Pleasant drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Mount Pleasant area. Vehicles are sold when families ups...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on January 03, 2018
Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Mount Pleasant drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Michigan, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through p...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on December 10, 2017
Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Mount Pleasant auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles...
Posted in Suspension
on December 06, 2017
A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 27, 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 Mount Pleasant. The timing belt’s importa...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 19, 2017
Today in our Tuffy Mount Pleasant blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, p...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 13, 2017
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Mount Pleasant people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Mount Pleasant motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. ...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 06, 2017