Car Care Tips

"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working.  There are no numbers on the display.  Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning.  Are the two problems somehow rela... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Shelby Township drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near t... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips

Most Shelby Township folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Shelby Township market, swing by... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips in Shelby Township

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... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Shelby Township drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive... Read More

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Shelby Township auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Michigan.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mecha... Read More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere.  Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too.  So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Shelby Township man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken ... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Shelby Township

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Shelby Township can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, ma... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Shelby Township

Every Shelby Township car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should ... Read More

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