The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

January 16, 2022

There's a lot of auto advice in Michigan right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to ... More

Gas Savings in Troy: Sharpen Your Pencil

January 16, 2022

High gas prices in Troy increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Troy vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like scheduled maintenance... More

Hey Troy Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

January 15, 2022

Nowadays, Troy drivers are paying more at Michigan gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Michigan drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehi... More

The Edible Engine

January 9, 2022

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

January 8, 2022

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Troy, Michigan, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic sc... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

January 7, 2022

Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Troy drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy fuel system cleaning: Over ... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy in Troy

January 6, 2022

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

Drive Defensively in Michigan

January 2, 2022

Car care is part of auto safety in Troy. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Michigan roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, r... More

Nighttime Visibility in Troy

January 1, 2022

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Troy area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are... More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

December 26, 2021

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Troy drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Michigan roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibr... More