The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

October 17, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

October 10, 2021

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Troy Bigfoot... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

October 3, 2021

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

September 26, 2021

The price of gas in Michigan has got people in Troy talking. It seems that Troy folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy... More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

September 19, 2021

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

September 12, 2021

Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Troy conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire w... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

September 5, 2021

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

August 29, 2021

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 Troy residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actual... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Technician Training

August 22, 2021

Troy consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made ... More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

August 15, 2021

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... More