Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bay City: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

April 4, 2021

When Bay City drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.... More

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

March 28, 2021

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

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bay City: Serpentine Belt System Wear

March 21, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Bay City drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not compl... More

Hitting The Brakes In Lehi

March 14, 2021

Hello Bay City, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls ... More

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Bay City in Bay City

March 7, 2021

Most Michigan auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning ... More

Synthetic Oil for Bay City Autos

February 28, 2021

If you are a driver in Bay City and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it ... More

Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)

February 21, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Many areas deal with snow and ice in the winter, and the salt and sand that are used to keep the road... More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

February 14, 2021

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Bay City

February 7, 2021

Do you like to shop for shoes in Bay City?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 pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying ti... More

Conventional or Synthetic? (Switching to Synthetic Oil)

January 31, 2021

If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil. It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it. Mobil's oil was different from conventional motor oil because it was first broken down to its basic molecules. Then, Mobil removed additional imp... More