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

July 25, 2021

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

Wishy-Washy in Saginaw

July 18, 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

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

July 11, 2021

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warr... More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

July 4, 2021

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Saginaw, Michigan, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Saginaw, Michigan:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Lea... More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Saginaw)

June 27, 2021

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get ... More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

June 20, 2021

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

June 13, 2021

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Saginaw, Michigan, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Saginaw drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable ... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

June 6, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Saginaw

May 30, 2021

Today in the Tuffy Saginaw auto care blog, we're going to talk to Saginaw drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Saginaw customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shor... More

Wiper Blades in Michigan

May 23, 2021

If you're gonna drive around the Saginaw area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your wi... More