Texas: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

May 30, 2016

Texas residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is ... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

May 22, 2016

All of us in Austin know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your ai... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Timing Belt Overview

May 15, 2016

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Austin. The timing belts important job is... More

Smooth Shifting in Austin, Texas: Transmission Service

May 9, 2016

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

May 1, 2016

There are a lot of drivers in Austin who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Texas these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Austin folks don't even have to thi... More