Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

January 16, 2022

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... More

Are There Blind Spots in Saginaw?

January 9, 2022

All Saginaw drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Saginaw.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we ca... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

January 2, 2022

Have you ever had an experience like this in Saginaw, Michigan? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays ... More

Rear Window?Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)

January 1, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go... More

Fuel Filter Service in Saginaw, Michigan

December 30, 2021

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Saginaw in Saginaw

December 29, 2021

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Saginaw. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Saginaw runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Saginaw are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they we... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Saginaw?

December 28, 2021

There is a clear and vocal demand in Saginaw and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Michigan market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Saginaw area roads today, and many more being develo... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Saginaw Car Owners

December 27, 2021

A generation ago, Saginaw drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Saginaw shop every year or two for repairs seem... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Saginaw Drivers

December 26, 2021

People in Saginaw have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

December 26, 2021

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... More