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Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Sturgis. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Sturgis Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Knowing how their engine works can help Sturgis drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Insid... Read More

Ask Tuffy Sturgis: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Sturgis.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing b... Read More

Transmission Care in Sturgis, Michigan

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you have any plans around Sturgis, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all ga... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Sturgis drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expen... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Sturgis. The timing belt’s important job ... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Sturgis, Michigan: Transmission Service

Your browser does not support the video tag. So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up a... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Sturgis

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Sturgis drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is pa... Read More

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