Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Wyoming drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Wyoming will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and s...
Posted in Automotive News
on December 09, 2018
You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on December 03, 2018
Most Wyoming drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the pow...
Posted in Steering
on November 25, 2018
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 battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 18, 2018
Some of us Wyoming drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Michigan , where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wh...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 11, 2018
Hello Wyoming - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you...
Posted in Drive Train
on November 05, 2018
In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.
It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 28, 2018
Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Wyoming 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 i...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 21, 2018
Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Wyoming streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon o...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 14, 2018
Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Wyoming. 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 exp...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 07, 2018