Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

February 25, 2024

At Tuffy Northville we've had a lot of Northville customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in MI. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all veh... More

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

February 18, 2024

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

February 11, 2024

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Northville, MI, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Northville drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable ... More

Winter Tires

February 4, 2024

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Northville driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in MI, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their ... More

Northville, MI Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

January 28, 2024

When winter approaches in MI, Northville residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for MI winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Northville residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle ... More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Northville, MI

January 21, 2024

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Northville, MI.Unless they drive a vintage car, Northville auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a sc... More

Winter Watch List (Winter Maintenance Items)

January 14, 2024

Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months. Let's start with coolant levels. Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is in hot weather. Think of the term "anti-freeze." Your coolant needs to be adjusted for climate and temp... More

Keeping Your Northville Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

January 7, 2024

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Northville 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 out c... More

Sounds Exhausting! (Exhaust Service)

January 1, 2024

Most of us know a bad muffler when we hear it. That loud, rumbling sound is unmistakable. Did you also know you can get a ticket for driving around with a loud exhaust system? If your exhaust system has a leak in it, it may be allowing poisonous gases inside your vehicle and could make you serio... More

Power Steering Service in Northville

December 31, 2023

Most Northville 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 power ste... More