Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Austin, Texas

September 26, 2021

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Austin area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean ... More

Engine Hydration for Austin Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

September 19, 2021

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

September 12, 2021

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

September 5, 2021

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

August 29, 2021

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Austin Drivers

August 22, 2021

People in Austin have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,... More

A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

August 15, 2021

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

August 8, 2021

Warm weather or cold, Austin drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Austin people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedu... More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

August 1, 2021

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

July 25, 2021

A lot of us Austin drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Texas motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thousands ... More