Shake It up in Sturgis!: Why Wheel Balancing

December 30, 2018

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Sturgis

December 23, 2018

Good vehicle care for us Sturgis residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required differen... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Battery Testing

December 16, 2018

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Sturgis when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Sturgis drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a batt... More

Smart Sturgis Drivers Protect Against Overheating

December 9, 2018

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Sturgis drivers t... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Sturgis

December 2, 2018

Hello Sturgis! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to r... More