Car Care Tips

January 2020

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Sturgis

A lot of us Sturgis drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Michigan motorists to... Read More

Wishy-Washy in Sturgis

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do?The best thing is to make su... Read More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Modern vehicles in and around Sturgis run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Sturgis drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more el... Read More

Tuffy Sturgis Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Sturgis automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Sturgis conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out o... Read More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Sturgis

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Sturgis can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and... Read More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Sturgis

Hello Sturgis! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly redu... Read More

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