Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Sturgis

March 28, 2016

Hello Sturgis . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Sturgis drivers?First of all, the Check Engine o... More

Keep Your Sturgis Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

March 21, 2016

Hey Sturgis - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very impo... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Sturgis

March 13, 2016

Today we want to talk to Sturgis drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though t... More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Sturgis

March 6, 2016

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Sturgis drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today ... More

Synthetic Oil for Sturgis Autos

March 4, 2016

If you are a driver in Sturgis and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it d... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Sturgis Tune Up

March 3, 2016

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm ... More

Sturgis Customer Detective Work

March 2, 2016

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Sturgis is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down th... More

The Tuffy Sturgis Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

March 1, 2016

Modern Sturgis vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute thing... More