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 trans...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 14, 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....
Posted in Maintenance
on April 07, 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 squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel nee...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 31, 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.)
Posted in Fuel System
on March 24, 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 yo...
Posted in Inspection
on March 17, 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 whe...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 10, 2019
A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Austin drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy...
Posted in Suspension
on March 03, 2019
Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that ...
Posted in Fluids
on February 24, 2019
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Austin drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Austin area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when famili...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 17, 2019
Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Austin. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Austin drivers that visit Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austi...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 11, 2019