Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Saginaw

August 1, 2021

One Saginaw automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Saginaw, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and tran... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Saginaw in Saginaw

July 25, 2021

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

Hitting the Brakes in Saginaw

July 18, 2021

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Saginaw drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There... More

Air Conditioning Service in Saginaw

July 11, 2021

Hey Saginaw! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Saginaw drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to ... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Saginaw

July 4, 2021

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Saginaw area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Saginaw diesel-f... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

June 27, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Wishy-Washy in Saginaw

June 20, 2021

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More

Tuffy Saginaw Service for Your Exhaust System

June 13, 2021

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

June 6, 2021

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Keep Your Saginaw Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

May 30, 2021

Hey Saginaw - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very impo... More