Maintaining Your Diesel in Austin

May 12, 2019

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Austin area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Austin diesel-fue... More

Blind Spot Safety for Austin Driving

May 5, 2019

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Austin, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Austin drivers' blind spo... More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

April 28, 2019

{?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

April 21, 2019

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin service advisor will know ... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Austin

April 14, 2019

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Austin drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission wil... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

April 7, 2019

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin we've had a lot of Austin customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Texas. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Austin Drivers

March 31, 2019

Austin residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to b... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Fuel Saving Tip for Austin: Check Engine Light

March 24, 2019

Here's a question for Austin, Texas : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions t... More

Austin Road Trip Preparation

March 17, 2019

People from Austin, Texas, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Texas road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you can take... More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Austin Ride

March 10, 2019

It seems like everywhere you go in the Austin area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Texas auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you... More