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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Port Huron drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace ... Read More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Port Huron area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Port Huron drivers... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron in Port Huron

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shi... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Port Huron

Night driving in Port Huron is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just ca... Read More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Port Huron vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by ... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Port Huron residents and to fi... Read More

Port Huron Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Port Huron on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are consi... Read More

Your Well Trained Technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Port Huron, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the te... Read More

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