Car Care Tips

August 2013

Differential Service At Tuffy Mount Pleasant : Vive ala Difference

Your browser does not support video Every SUV on Michigan expressways has a differential, and it is essential to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Mount Pleasant car owners don’t have a clue what it is. The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For exampl... Read More

Exhaust Service At Tuffy Mount Pleasant In Mount Pleasant

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Midland people think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Mount Pleasant is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission co... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Midland auto owners have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners' manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Mount Pleasant car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Tuffy Mount Pleasant will check ... Read More

Air Conditioning Service In Mount Pleasant

Hey Midland! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Mount Pleasant auto owners to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system need... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American car sold in Mount Pleasant with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Mount Pleasant and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your e... Read More

Differential Service At Tuffy Mount Pleasant

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Mount Pleasant, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Mount Pleasant tech that your differ... Read More

Tuffy Mount Pleasant Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Mount Pleasant automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Mount Pleasant and St. Louis drivers tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So ha... Read More

Power Steering Service Near Midland

Most of us living in the Midland area 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 power steering system is its pump. The pum... Read More

Suspension Service In Mount Pleasant At Tuffy Mount Pleasant

When they hear the word 'suspension', Mount Pleasant car owners may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Midland. Its job is to keep y... Read More

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