What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Sturgis

October 21, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Sturgis area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Sturgis area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

October 20, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Sturgis driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Sturgis will check your... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Sturgis

August 27, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Sturgis drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes a... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Rotor Problems

August 2, 2020

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Sturgis.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

May 3, 2020

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Bad Vibes

July 21, 2019

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Brake Noise

January 6, 2019

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Sturgis. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expo... More

Hitting The Brakes In Sturgis

April 18, 2018

Hello Sturgis, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls o... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Sturgis, Michigan Vehicle

April 10, 2018

How do Sturgis drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Stu... More

Tuffy Sturgis Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Sturgis

December 18, 2017

Let's talk about something critical for all Sturgis drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps yo... More