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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

Transmission Service at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips in Shelby Township

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Shelby Township drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. B... Read More

Shelby Township Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Shelby Township driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Shelby Township residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good e... Read More

Ask Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Shelby Township.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

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... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Shelby Township. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of techn... Read More

The Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Shelby Township drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Shelby Township. You started out in a lower gear an... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Shelby Car Care Tips: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Shelby Township. The timing belt’s import... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Shelby Township Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Knowing how their engine works can help Shelby Township drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. In... Read More

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