Exhaust Service at Tuffy Sturgis in Sturgis

October 11, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Sturgis residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Sturgis is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

May 2, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Tuffy Sturgis Service for Your Exhaust System

March 22, 2020

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

January 27, 2019

Most Sturgis drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehic... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

January 27, 2019

Most Sturgis drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehic... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

January 27, 2019

Most Sturgis drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehic... 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

Sturgis Exhaust and Emissions Service

May 6, 2018

Many Sturgis residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Sturgis is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For example, in t... More

Tuffy Sturgis Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

February 21, 2017

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Sturgis: Passing the Smell Test

July 27, 2016

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Sturgis residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forg... More