Car Care Tips

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd)

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Flint drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are... Read More

Differential Service in Flint, Michigan - What You Need to Know

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Flint, Michigan, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. ... Read More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd) Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Flint drivers don't always extend those go... Read More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... Read More

Cool Running in Flint

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... Read More

Keep Your Flint Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Flint - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very import... Read More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd)

Flint residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Michigan temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has t... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd)

Most Flint folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Flint market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been to... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things.It could be som... Read More

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Flint driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Michigan, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their... Read More

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