Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

February 21, 2021

There are several important factors that go into how often Austin drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Texas freeway d... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

February 14, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

February 7, 2021

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

Training Received by Technicians in Austin, Texas

January 31, 2021

When your vehicle breaks down in the Austin, Texas, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking i... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Custom Wheels

January 24, 2021

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Austin drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then,... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

January 17, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

January 10, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Austin.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt... More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

January 3, 2021

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

January 1, 2021

Hello Austin! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Texas vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regul... More

The New Blade in Town

December 27, 2020

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More