Emergency Items for Troy

December 4, 2022

Safe Michigan travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy. But there are other things Troy residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life o... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

November 27, 2022

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

November 20, 2022

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

November 13, 2022

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Plugging Away (Spark Plug Replacement)

November 6, 2022

If you drive a vehicle with a gasoline engine, thank the spark plugs for igniting the gasoline/air mixture in each cylinder that keeps your vehicle traveling smoothly down the road every day. Your spark plugs work hard, firing thousands of times in a well-choreographed order, and you usually don... More

I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)

October 30, 2022

So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice. You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, trucks and SUVs. You start thinking, "I need one of those. I'll be able to go anywhere without any w... More

Differential Service

October 23, 2022

When you're driving and turn a corner, you probably aren't aware of all that's going on with your wheels. The outside wheels have a longer distance to travel than the inside wheels, so there are gears that allow the wheels to go at different speeds when you turn. That set of gears is called a d... More

Troy Tire Repair

October 16, 2022

Most Troy residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Troy drivers it also has a financial impact. With high Michigan gas prices, we've all heard about the importance... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

October 9, 2022

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Alleviate the Creaks and Squeaks (Chassis Lubrication)

October 2, 2022

If your vehicle creaks and squeaks when you drive down the road, it may mean that some of the metal parts are rubbing against each other and need to be lubricated. Those could be parts of the suspension, steering system and the drivetrain. Years ago, most vehicles had to have their chassis (wha... More