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Gas Savings in Flint: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Flint increase the cost of living for Michigan drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Flint vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like scheduled maintenan... Read More

Tuffy Flint (Pierson Rd): Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Flint streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that ... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Flint Bigfoo... 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

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

Maintaining Your Older Car in Flint, Michigan

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Flint, Michigan: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Flint motoring public, but it... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles... Read More

10 Services Flint Drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Flint. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we hav... 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 been used to drivin... Read More

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