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

Economics of Maintenance for Saginaw Auto Owners

October 10, 2021

Buying a new car in Saginaw is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Saginaw who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second ... 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

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

February 14, 2021

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Saginaw residents and to fix the affect... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Saginaw

February 7, 2021

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Saginaw area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Saginaw drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield ... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Saginaw

January 1, 2021

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... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Saginaw

September 27, 2020

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Saginaw article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Saginaw with you... More

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

August 2, 2020

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

Tuffy Saginaw: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

July 26, 2020

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Saginaw streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas tha... More