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
Hello Wyoming drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Wyoming, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process cont...
Posted in Fluids
on September 30, 2018
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Wyoming we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replace...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on September 23, 2018
Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news.
There was one minivan driver ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on September 16, 2018
If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.
Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue...
Posted in Monitoring System
on September 10, 2018
A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Wyoming drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heav...
Posted in Suspension
on September 03, 2018
Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Michigan . So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Wyoming residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to ...
Posted in Service Intervals
on August 26, 2018
If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB....
Posted in Monitoring System
on August 19, 2018
Today we're talking to Wyoming drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Michigan folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, yo...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on August 12, 2018