When your experienced Tuffy Sturgis technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air ...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on March 20, 2018
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 battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),...
Posted in Timing Belt
on March 12, 2018
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 ...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 05, 2018
There are several important factors that go into how often Sturgis drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Michigan fre...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on February 27, 2018
Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in or...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 19, 2018
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Sturgis require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some p...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 13, 2018
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 ...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 04, 2018
When accidents occur in Sturgis, Michigan, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Michigan police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments,...
Posted in Monitoring System
on January 30, 2018
Shopping for tires in Sturgis can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Sturgis are looking for maximum summertime...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 23, 2018
If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.
One driver in Michigan was heading to work on a hot July day and not...
Posted in Transmission
on January 15, 2018