Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Austin Automobiles

April 11, 2021

Austin drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Austin, Texas, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactl... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Texas Driving

April 4, 2021

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Austin knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Austin area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and ... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

March 28, 2021

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)

March 21, 2021

It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand. But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, there are some things you shouldn't store in your vehicle. Medicines and drugs. Cold temperatures can af... More

Drive Train Service in Austin at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

March 14, 2021

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

March 7, 2021

When Austin drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Austin

February 28, 2021

One Austin automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Austin, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transm... More

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