Shake It up in Mount Pleasant!: Why Wheel Balancing

May 30, 2016

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 balan... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

May 22, 2016

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 engine... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Mount Pleasant

May 15, 2016

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 accelera... More

Keep Your Mount Pleasant Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

May 9, 2016

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 ver... More

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

May 1, 2016

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... More