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Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips Automotive Tips: Alternator

Video: Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

Straight and True in Shelby Township: Wheel Alignment

Video: Most Shelby Township folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Video: The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Shelby Township drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the mo... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... Read More

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Shelby Township Drivers

Video: Hello Shelby Township! Today's Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why,... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Shelby Township

Video: Night driving in Shelby Township is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we ju... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips in Shelby Township

Video: When we Shelby Township residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is f... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Video: Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Shelby Township. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Shelby Township drivers that visit Tuffy Shelby Car Care Ti... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Shelby Township, Michigan

Video: Everyone in Shelby Township, Michigan eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Shelby Township, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should alwa... Read More

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