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...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 27, 2017
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 cylinde...
Posted in Parts
on November 23, 2017
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 s...
Posted in Fluids
on November 13, 2017
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...
Posted in Headlamps
on November 08, 2017
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...
Posted in Diagnostics
on November 01, 2017