Car Care Tips

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd): Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Flint residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properl... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Flint

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around ev... Read More

Smart Flint Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. T... Read More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local Flint roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel ... Read More

Suspension Service in Flint at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd)

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Flint may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the roa... Read More

Power Steering Service in Flint

Most Flint drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart ... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd) in Flint

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase an... Read More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Flint Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Flint is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Flint who've b... Read More


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