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 ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on December 09, 2018
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...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 02, 2018
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...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 25, 2018
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...
Posted in Headlamps
on November 19, 2018
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...
Posted in Transmission
on November 11, 2018
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 – ...
Posted in Diagnostics
on November 05, 2018
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 ...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on October 28, 2018
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...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 21, 2018
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...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 15, 2018
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...
Posted in Safety
on October 07, 2018