Car Care Tips

Straight and True in Austin: Wheel Alignment

Video: Most Austin folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Austin i... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Austin

Video: Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Austin drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. Ther... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

Video: Most Austin 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 Austin market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been ... Read More

What's up with Diesels in Austin?

Video: Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Austin Auto Owners

Video: Buying a new car in Austin 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 Austin who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... Read More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

Video: Tires do a lot of work for Austin drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Austin. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With ... Read More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Austin

Video: Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehi... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Video: Like everything in the Texas automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Texas drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Austin roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, hel... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Menu Board

Video: Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Austin, Texas, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Austin Vehicle

Video: If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Austin area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to w... Read More

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