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Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Make Your Vehicle Last

Your browser does not support the video tag. We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Michigan folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something ... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Your browser does not support the video tag. In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth h... Read More

Let Tuffy Sturgis Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Sturgis area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Sturgis drivers want ... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Sturgis man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car ... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Sturgis we've had a lot of Sturgis customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Michigan. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all veh... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Sturgis folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Sturgis market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I cou... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Sturgis in Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and ... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Sturgis car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between ... Read More

Sturgis Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Sturgis drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Sturgis drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your ... Read More

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