Car Care Tips

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

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Video: Starting in 1996, Tuffy Kalamazoo service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer th... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo

Video: 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 alternator, the... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo for Better Performance

Video: A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... Read More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Kalamazoo

Video: Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehi... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo

Video: Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Kalamazoo drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but... Read More

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