Car Care Tips

March 2016

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

Keep Your Sturgis Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

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 ... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Sturgis

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... Read More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Sturgis

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... Read More

Synthetic Oil For Sturgis Autos

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... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Sturgis Tune Up

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; ... Read More

Sturgis Customer Detective Work

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... Read More

The Tuffy Sturgis Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

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... Read More

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