Fuel for Thought

May 26, 2019

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... More

To Save Gas Around Troy: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

May 19, 2019

One topic that hits the news in Michigan on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Michigan drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Troy who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel econom... More

Wasteful Thinking

May 15, 2019

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... More

Wiper Blades in Michigan

May 14, 2019

If you're gonna drive around the Troy area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like you... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

May 13, 2019

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Advice on What to Do After You Buy

May 12, 2019

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Troy drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Troy area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families d... More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

May 12, 2019

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Troy drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America to... More

Battery Basics for Troy

May 11, 2019

It's important for Troy drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Michigan weather. Most Troy area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, he... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy and the Maintenance Mindset

May 10, 2019

When it comes to their vehicles, some Troy residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Troy drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but jus... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Troy, Michigan

May 9, 2019

The median age for cars in the Troy, Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Troy area, bring it into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service ... More