PCV Valve Replacement

October 9, 2022

Hello Sturgis, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hang... More

Sturgis Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

September 15, 2022

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Sturgis, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

September 8, 2022

Local Sturgis roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Sturgis would... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Sturgis in Sturgis

August 25, 2022

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Sturgis in Sturgis

March 29, 2020

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Sturgis road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - ... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

January 18, 2020

Modern vehicles in and around Sturgis run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Sturgis drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really s... More

Timing Belt

January 10, 2017

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

September 26, 2016

Like everything in the Michigan automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Michigan drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Sturgis roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral visio... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Sturgis

March 13, 2016

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 though t... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

December 25, 2015

Like everything on the Battle Creek automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Michigan car owners can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Battle Creek highways, enabling you to see farther. They also i... More