Hello Austin, let's talk about But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a loca...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on April 25, 2016
Shopping for tires in Austin can be bewildering because there are a multitude of choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Austin are looking for maximum summertim...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 18, 2016
90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Austin drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on April 11, 2016
Anyone that drives a car in Austin knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Goo...
Posted in Cooling System
on April 04, 2016
Improved The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine.When you are diving around Austin fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cr...
Posted in Parts
on March 27, 2016
When people in Austin talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Texas? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them, or until...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 20, 2016
When Austin drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Austin drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and ...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on March 14, 2016
Today, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Austin are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent...
Posted in Fluids
on March 07, 2016
Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Austin drivers don't always extend those g...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on February 29, 2016
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Austin, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin service advisor that ...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 28, 2016