Car Care Tips

February 2016

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Sturgis

Every Sturgis car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of So between your owner's manual and... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Three Rivers Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Sturgis Advice On What To Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Sturgis drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Battle Creek area. Cars are sold when families upsize, when fam... Read More

The Easy Way To Save Cash In Sturgis

The hottest Michigan news story may be different everyday, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Sturgis. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Sturgis can do... Read More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Sturgis

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for  Sturgis . This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central element of... Read More

Gas Savings In Sturgis: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Sturgis increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Sturgis vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled ma... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Sturgis

 Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Sturgis article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Sturgis with yo... Read More

Drive Train Service in Sturgis at Tuffy Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive ... Read More

Tuffy Sturgis Auto Service and Maintenance Videos: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your auto. Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake... Read More

Professional Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Sturgis: Signs of An Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Battle Creek motorists often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other ob... Read More

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