It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd)

May 2, 2021

There are a lot of things in life that Flint residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Flint dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we don't ... More

The Edible Engine

April 25, 2021

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd) in Flint

April 18, 2021

Most Michigan auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning ... More

Distracted Driving

April 11, 2021

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

April 4, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

Drive Defensively in Michigan

March 28, 2021

Car care is part of auto safety in Flint. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Michigan roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, ... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

March 21, 2021

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)

March 14, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Many areas deal with snow and ice in the winter, and the salt and sand that are used to keep the road... More

Charge It in Flint for Extended Battery Life

March 7, 2021

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Flint, Michigan, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out tha... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Flint Motorists

February 28, 2021

Flint residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the fir... More