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A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

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... Read More

The Tuffy Mount Pleasant Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

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 ... Read More

A New Battery in Mount Pleasant

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... Read More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Mount Pleasant

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Battery Testing

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 it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possi... Read More

Michigan: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Michigan residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... Read More

Tuffy Mount Pleasant Alternator Replacement Service in Mount Pleasant

Your browser does not support the video tag. Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Mount Pleasant is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated st... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Mount Pleasant

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Mount Pleasant Today

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hello Mount Pleasant drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Mount Pleasant, bits of the surfac... Read More

Charge It in Mount Pleasant for Extended Battery Life

Your browser does not support the video tag. Here's an interesting statistic for our in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 ... Read More

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