Air Conditioning Service in Shelby Township

November 29, 2022

Hey Shelby Township! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Shelby Township drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attenti... More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips

November 28, 2022

Here is a questions for Shelby Township drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the pa... More

Differential Service

November 27, 2022

When you take a corner in your car, the outside wheels have a slightly longer distance to go than the inside wheels. That means that the outside wheels must turn a bit faster than the inside. The piece of mechanical wizardry that makes this possible is called the differential. The differential ... More

Restore Your Get-Up-and-Go (Fuel and Air Induction Cleaning)

November 27, 2022

You may have heard the old saying, "My get-up-and-go got up and went." If your vehicle's engine's fuel economy is noticeably worse, your engine is idling roughly or stalling or your vehicle's acceleration isn't what it used to be, ask your service advisor if you might need your vehicle's fuel and... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips in Shelby Township

November 26, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Shelby Township residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission... More

Fuel Injectors

November 25, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Shelby Township with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Shelby Township, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engi... More

PCV Valve Replacement

November 24, 2022

Hello Shelby Township, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine ... More

Severe Service Requirements

November 23, 2022

A lot of Shelby Township drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer... More

Winter Tires

November 22, 2022

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Shelby Township driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Michigan, winter tires differed from highway tires onl... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips in Shelby Township

November 21, 2022

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More