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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 the ATM and get t... 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

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 be... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Shelby Township Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Shelby Township is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Shelby Township who've been used to driving a new car every three to five year... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips

Good vehicle care for us Shelby Township residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips in Shelby Township

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternat... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips we've had a lot of Shelby Township customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Michigan. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And ... Read More

Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Shelby Township drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips fuel system c... Read More

The Importance of Shelby Township Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Shelby Township with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How ab... Read More

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