It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Mount Pleasant

July 19, 2020

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Mount Pleasant. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better un... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Mount Pleasant

September 1, 2019

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Mount Pleasant drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmi... More

Ask Tuffy Mount Pleasant: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

April 7, 2019

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), w... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Mount Pleasant Drivers

July 9, 2018

Knowing how their engine works can help Mount Pleasant drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves u... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Timing Belt Overview

November 19, 2017

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Mount Pleasant. The timing belts importan... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Mount Pleasant in Mount Pleasant

August 16, 2017

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

Smooth Shifting in Mount Pleasant, Michigan: Transmission Service

December 25, 2016

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somet... More

Mount Pleasant Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

June 28, 2016

Any Mount Pleasant driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less for Mount Pleasant residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of t... 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

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Mount Pleasant

October 30, 2014

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to ... More