Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Bay City

October 24, 2021

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Bay City, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Bay City streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks... More

Defensive Driving in Bay City, Michigan

October 17, 2021

There was a man in the Bay City area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Michigan highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

October 10, 2021

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Bay City drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that... More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Bay City

October 3, 2021

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Michigan residents to review their finances. More and more Bay City drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today... More

Recommended Bay City Service Intervals

September 26, 2021

Everyone in Bay City, Michigan, knows we are advised to go to our Bay City dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Bay City residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells ... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

September 19, 2021

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bay City: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

September 12, 2021

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Bay City drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoul... More

Engine Hydration for Bay City Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

September 5, 2021

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

August 29, 2021

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road. It can be a daunting and frightening situation. Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep y... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Bay City, Michigan

August 22, 2021

The median age for cars in the Bay City, Michigan area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Bay City we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Bay City area, bring it into Tuffy Bay City for high-mileage maintenan... More