Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Bay City Tune Up

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm ... Read More

Saving Lives in Bay City with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Bay City, Michigan, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that y... Read More

Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)

When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades. You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jump across a gap at its tip. Years ago, a vehicle's 12-volt system had to produce 15,000-25,000 volts t... Read More

Tuffy Bay City Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Bay City drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Bay City fuel system cleaning: Over time, the ve... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Bay City Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Bay City drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't li... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Bay City?

All Bay City drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Bay City.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we c... Read More

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Bay City

Today at Tuffy Bay City we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Bay City area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Bay City drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in ... Read More

Getting New Tires in Bay City?

There are so many tire choices in the Bay City area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Bay City area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your fri... Read More

Arrive Alive in Bay City

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Bay City. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Michigan roads.The truth is that all of u... Read More

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