Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

June 26, 2022

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More

Cool Running (Water Pump)

June 19, 2022

Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe... More

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

June 12, 2022

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly. A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Michigan: Winter Car Prep for Troy Drivers

June 5, 2022

When autumn comes around in Troy, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Troy drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Troy drivers on w... More

Synthetic Oil for Troy Autos

May 29, 2022

If you are a driver in Troy and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it does... More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

May 22, 2022

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Troy drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenanc... More

Keep Your Cool in Troy

May 17, 2022

Troy drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coola... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

May 8, 2022

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More

Troy Air Conditioning Service

May 1, 2022

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Troy, but not in your vehicle. When Troy residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable... More

See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

April 24, 2022

It's happened to all of us. We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing. You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will switch them to their low beam setting and restore your vision. Not only do we not appreciate being blinded, fac... More