Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

February 28, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Troy, Michigan

February 21, 2021

Every car in Troy, Michigan, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visib... More

Saving Lives in Troy with Tire Pressure

February 14, 2021

All new passenger vehicles on our Troy, Michigan, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you s... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Troy

February 7, 2021

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

January 31, 2021

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

January 24, 2021

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Troy, Michigan Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

January 17, 2021

When winter approaches in Michigan, Troy residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Michigan winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Troy residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle ... More

How Does Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Know What to Recommend?

January 10, 2021

When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy in Troy, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Troy service center ... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

January 3, 2021

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

January 1, 2021

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it. Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... More