When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

January 26, 2020

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... More

Battery Basics for Mount Pleasant

January 20, 2020

It's important for Mount Pleasant drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Michigan weather. Most Mount Pleasant area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Mount Pleasant in Mount Pleasant

January 19, 2020

When we Mount Pleasant residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Making a Battery Last Longer

January 19, 2020

One thing all Mount Pleasant drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Mount Pleasant can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted... More

Straight and True in Mount Pleasant: Wheel Alignment

January 18, 2020

Most Mount Pleasant folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of... More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

January 17, 2020

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself. And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Mount Pleasant

January 16, 2020

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct... More

Power Steering Service in Mount Pleasant

January 15, 2020

Most Mount Pleasant drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any po... More

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 t... More