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Tuffy Sturgis Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows, and everything you plug into the... Read More

Right or Left? Tuffy Sturgis Power Steering Service

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... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Sturgis

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Sturgis drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive mainten... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Sturgis

Sturgis drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers; safety equipment like airbags; and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Sturgis area, but it does add quite a ... Read More

The Tuffy Sturgis Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Tuffy Sturgis in Sturgis, and Michigan car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Sturgis drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Sturgis. The timing belt’s important job ... Read More

Good Service at Tuffy Sturgis Equals Good Fuel Economy in Sturgis

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas, or save the environment, most of us Sturgis drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Michigan, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through prevent... Read More

What's up with Diesels in Sturgis?

Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American markets like ... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything in the Michigan automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Michigan drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Sturgis roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Sturgis drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may ... Read More

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