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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...
Posted in Transmission
on March 28, 2016
Hey Sturgis - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your vehicle burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very but ...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 21, 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 thoug...
Posted in Parts
on March 13, 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 toda...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on March 06, 2016
If you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your Sturgis 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 doesn't vaporize as easil...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 04, 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; ...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 03, 2016
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Sturgis in Sturgis is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Michigan are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's chall...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 02, 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 – thi...
Posted in Diagnostics
on March 01, 2016