Car Care Tips

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

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... Read More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... Read More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron for Better Performance

Hi Port Huron residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

When Port Huron drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Port Huron drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shock... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Port Huron drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Port Huron drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their ve... Read More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Port Huron Michigan

When accidents occur in Port Huron, Michigan, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Michigan police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, walle... Read More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface.But they don't last forever. With care and ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Port Huron drivers. A lot of us in Port Huron don't know what a differential is or what it's for... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Port Huron Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... Read More

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