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

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Saginaw: Passing the Smell Test

May 23, 2021

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Saginaw residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forg... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Saginaw: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

May 16, 2021

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Saginaw we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replace... More

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

May 9, 2021

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), which co... More

The Tuffy Saginaw Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

May 2, 2021

The team at Tuffy Saginaw in Saginaw, and Michigan car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Saginaw drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there ... More