Car Care Tips

Kalamazoo Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Kalamazoo on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered sign... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo

Video: The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... Read More

Tuffy Kalamazoo Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Video: Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo fuel system cleaning: Over time, the ... Read More

Tuffy Kalamazoo Automotive Tips: Alternator

Video: Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Kalamazoo: Brake Noise

Video: Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Kalamazoo. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are e... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Video: Have you ever had an experience like this in Kalamazoo, Michigan? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but sta... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo

Video: Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Kalamazoo residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Kalamazoo is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control compute... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Kalamazoo: Wiper Blade Options

Video: Wiper blades are critically important to Kalamazoo drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Kalamazoo drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their veh... Read More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

Video: If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Kalamazoo, Michigan, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Kalamazoo, Michigan:When an accident occurs, you should always stop.... Read More

Hey Kalamazoo Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Video: Nowadays, Kalamazoo drivers are paying more at Michigan gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Michigan drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their ol... Read More

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