It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Saginaw

December 27, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Saginaw. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understan... 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

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

June 28, 2020

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 Saginaw.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... More

Saginaw Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

April 5, 2020

Any Saginaw driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Saginaw residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is ... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Saginaw

March 22, 2020

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 intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More