Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

September 19, 2021

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Port Huron Drivers

September 12, 2021

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Port Huron auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; th... More

Under Pressure in Port Huron: TPMS

September 5, 2021

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Port Huron, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Som... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

August 29, 2021

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

August 22, 2021

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Port Huron Air Conditioning Service

August 15, 2021

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Port Huron, but not in your vehicle. When Port Huron residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

August 8, 2021

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

August 1, 2021

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

July 25, 2021

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron Automotive Tips: Alternator

July 18, 2021

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... More