Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

January 31, 2021

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Tuffy Mount Pleasant Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

May 17, 2020

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Mount Pleasant residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids ... More

Tuffy Mount Pleasant Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

March 15, 2020

Hello Michigan! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll ... 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

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

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

September 22, 2019

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

The Tuffy Mount Pleasant Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

August 11, 2019

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

A New Battery in Mount Pleasant

June 30, 2019

Hello Mount Pleasant drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Mount Pleasant, here's some auto advice t... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Mount Pleasant

April 21, 2019

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Battery Testing

December 3, 2018

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Mount Pleasant when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Mount Pleasant drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possib... More