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Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Michigan news. Sturgis people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and r... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Sturgis Car Owners

Your browser does not support the video tag. A generation ago, Sturgis drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then... Read More

Tuffy Sturgis: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Sturgis streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes ou... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Sturgis Auto Owners

Your browser does not support the video tag. Buying a new car in Sturgis is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Sturgis who've been used to driving a ne... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Sturgis

Good vehicle care for us Sturgis residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required differen... Read More

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

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