Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ...
Posted in Fluids
on November 11, 2018
Most Sturgis 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...
Posted in Steering
on November 04, 2018
You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.
The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 28, 2018
Today at Tuffy Sturgis we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Sturgis area. Some newer vehicle models are speci...
Posted in Warranty
on October 21, 2018
Warm weather or cold, Sturgis drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Sturgis people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Sturgis, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air con...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on October 14, 2018
There’s not much Sturgis drivers can do about the price of gas in
Michigan, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop ...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on October 08, 2018
Sturgis auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Sturgis, Michigan, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take ...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 30, 2018
Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do w...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 23, 2018
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on September 17, 2018
If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Sturgis. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 09, 2018