The Right Automotive Fluids for Saginaw Drivers

January 12, 2020

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Saginaw drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even cau... More

All About Your TPMS in Saginaw

January 5, 2020

Saginaw drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Michigan auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinf... More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Saginaw Michigan

January 1, 2020

When accidents occur in Saginaw, 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 ... More

Under Pressure in Saginaw: TPMS

December 29, 2019

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Saginaw, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system... More

The Tuffy Saginaw Guide to Tire Specs

December 22, 2019

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Saginaw service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind w... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Saginaw

December 15, 2019

Hello Saginaw! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to r... More

Tuffy Saginaw Alternator Replacement Service in Saginaw

December 8, 2019

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Saginaw is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated ... More

Water Pump

December 1, 2019

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hose... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

November 24, 2019

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

The Edible Engine

November 17, 2019

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More