Car Care Tips

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Port Huron man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his c... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Port Huron

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Port Huron 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 mor... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron

All of us in Port Huron know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know ... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Port Huron Motorists

Port Huron residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in ... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Port Huron

Today we want to talk to Port Huron drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. ... Read More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron

Many Port Huron drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what... Read More

Breathe Deep in Port Huron With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Port Huron auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron in Port Huron

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine.  ... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Port Huron

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron About the Importance of Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there'... Read More

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