Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Northville

July 14, 2024

Good vehicle care for us Northville residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diffe... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Northville

July 7, 2024

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

June 30, 2024

Local Northville roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Northville... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

June 23, 2024

The price of gas in MI has got people in Northville talking. It seems that Northville folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel e... More

Prepare Your Windshield for Winter (Wiper Blades and Fluid for Freezing Temperatures)

June 16, 2024

Winter and freezing temperatures present challenges for different parts of your vehicles. For example, winter tires give you better traction on snow. But some parts of your vehicle that may need special attention for winter are your windshield wipers. You may have found yourself in the middle o... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Northville

June 9, 2024

For those of you in Northville, MI who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about ... More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

June 2, 2024

Some of us Northville 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 MI, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The har... More

Northville Road Trip Preparation

May 26, 2024

People from Northville, MI, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a MI road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you can take s... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Northville: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

May 19, 2024

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Northville drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ex... More

Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

May 12, 2024

Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots... More