Car Care Tips

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... Read More

Tuffy Saginaw Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Tuffy Saginaw technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filter do... Read More

The Red Menace (How to Deal with Rust)

Rust. It's worse if you drive in places that use salt on the roads in winter, or if you spend time driving near a body of salt water. But any vehicle has to deal with rust after years on the road. And it's not just that rust can eat away your vehicle's body and fenders. It can be a real probl... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Saginaw drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steeri... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Saginaw

Most Saginaw folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Saginaw market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have bee... Read More

A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)

You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be. Not only must they support the weight, they also have to isolate vibrations and noise from the passenger cabin. Pretty tall order, wouldn't you say?... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

Saginaw Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let's talk about air quality in Saginaw. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Saginaw drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Saginaw Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Saginaw drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Saginaw area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when fami... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Saginaw Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... Read More

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