Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do?The best thing is to make su...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 25, 2020
When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alterna...
Posted in Fluids
on October 18, 2020
We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 11, 2020
Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise.Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 04, 2020
Welcome to the Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd) automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Flint conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will a...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 27, 2020
Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into...
Posted in Automotive News
on September 20, 2020
When your vehicle breaks down in the Flint, Michigan, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 13, 2020
Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years.Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 06, 2020
Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels...
Posted in Steering
on August 30, 2020
Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde...
Posted in Timing Belt
on August 23, 2020