Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Bay City

June 13, 2021

A lot of people get custom wheels in Bay City. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy Bay City... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

June 6, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Keep Your Cool in Bay City

May 30, 2021

Bay City drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the c... More

Should Bay City Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

May 23, 2021

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Bay City tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around Bay... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

May 16, 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

Tuffy Bay City Service for Your Exhaust System

May 9, 2021

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Bay City

May 2, 2021

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Bay City area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

April 25, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

Air Conditioning Service in Bay City

April 18, 2021

Hey Bay City! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Bay City drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time t... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

April 11, 2021

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More