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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Wyoming: Alignment Inspection

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... Read More

The Edible Engine

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... Read More

Power Steering Service in Wyoming

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... Read More

Ask Tuffy Wyoming: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

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),... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

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... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Wyoming?

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... Read More

Don't Stack the Mat

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 ... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Wyoming in Wyoming

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... Read More

Tuffy Wyoming: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Wyoming: Brake Noise

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... Read More

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