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 passenger compartment. It fi...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on October 31, 2012
So you’ve bought a used car in the Shelby Township area. How do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Shelby Township area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were t...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 30, 2012
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Shelby Township in Shelby Township Michigan is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any g...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 30, 2012
Hey Shelby Township, Michigan Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked. It's real easy to take your car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on October 29, 2012
We would like to give you an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The do-it-yourselfer has t...
Posted in Fluids
on October 28, 2012
A lot of our viewers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners' manual. It can be confusing. Let's clear the air on this subject. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive p...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 27, 2012
Whenever we talk about exhaust service, most people normally think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Govern...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 26, 2012
The last new car sold with a carburetor in North America rolled out of the dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel inject...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 25, 2012
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 the public's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in thei...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 24, 2012
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent.
Tuffy Shelby Township 48124 Van Dyke Shelby Township, Michigan 48317 586.323.9550The mos...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 23, 2012