Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Wyoming area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 12, 2017
Here's a question for Wyoming, Michigan : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)
Posted in Fuel System
on February 07, 2017
Do I keep my old car or buy a new one? It's a question most Wyoming drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like th...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on January 29, 2017
A lot of us Wyoming drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Michigan motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 24, 2017
We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Wyoming. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Michigan roads.The truth is that al...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 15, 2017
When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Wyoming drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmis...
Posted in Timing Belt
on January 10, 2017
Today, Tuffy Wyoming is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Wyoming are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years.
If you have q...
Posted in Fluids
on January 02, 2017
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant...
Posted in Service Intervals
on December 26, 2016
Every car in Wyoming, Michigan is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles:
Posted in Drive Train
on December 20, 2016
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Wyoming house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters ou...
Posted in Suspension
on December 13, 2016