The Tuffy Sturgis Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

September 29, 2019

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Sturgis would like to give Sturgis drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at abo... More

The Edible Engine

September 22, 2019

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Know Your Towing Limits in Sturgis

September 15, 2019

Some Sturgis drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Sturgis, you should be aware of safety issues, Michigan towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Serpentine Belt System Wear

September 8, 2019

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Sturgis drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not comple... More

Diesel Maintenance for Michigan

September 1, 2019

At Tuffy Sturgis we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Michigan friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been use... More