Maintaining Your Older Car in Austin, Texas

June 30, 2019

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Austin, Texas: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Austin motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because new ... More

Lease or Buy?

June 23, 2019

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Austin drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays dow... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

June 16, 2019

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Austin, Texas

June 9, 2019

The median age for cars in the Austin, Texas area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Austin area, bring it into Tuffy Tire & Auto Servi... More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Austin

June 2, 2019

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Austin, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Austin drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you... More