Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy in Troy for Better Performance

May 2, 2021

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Guide to Tire Specs

April 25, 2021

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Troy service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manager ... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

April 18, 2021

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Troy people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Troy motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, gro... More

When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)

April 11, 2021

There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others. One is the air bag light. If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their job. Automakers began installing air bags in the late 1990's since they were mandatory in the United State... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy in Troy

April 4, 2021

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

Engine Hydration for Troy Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

March 28, 2021

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy?

March 21, 2021

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Troy drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Michigan who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the ... More

Helping Troy Drivers Get the Right Tires

March 14, 2021

Every Troy vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engin... More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

March 7, 2021

All Michigan pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Troy automotiv... More

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