Keeping Your Austin Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

November 29, 2020

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Austin house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out commo... More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

November 22, 2020

Many Austin drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Austin area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Austin drivers, that look includes b... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

November 15, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

November 8, 2020

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. T... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Rotor Problems

November 1, 2020

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Austin.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

October 25, 2020

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Austin drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Whi... More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin a Good One

October 18, 2020

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

October 11, 2020

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

October 4, 2020

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

September 27, 2020

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Austin can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Austin wh... More