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Keeping Your Car Young in Austin

Video: As Austin consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Texas, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff... 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

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

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Video: If you've ever been driving around Austin and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of... Read More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Austin

Video: When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My f... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any Austin man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car i... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Austin Autos

Video: If you are a driver in Austin and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doe... Read More

Keep Your Austin Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Video: Hey Austin - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your vehicle burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very importa... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

Video: If you're reading this article in Austin, Texas, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin tells you the manufacturer recommends some addit... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Video: 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 cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free".Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Austin Bigfoot fa... Read More

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