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Port Huron Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Port Huron driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Port Huron residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of ... Read More

Transmission Care in Port Huron, Michigan

Do you have any plans around Port Huron, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Port Huron drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ex... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), w... 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 shift... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Port Huron

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Port Huron drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tra... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Port Huron, Michigan: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is ... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron in Port Huron

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Port Huron drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Michigan to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron in Port Huron

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Port Huron

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Port Huron and at the same time are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better un... Read More

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