Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

July 31, 2022

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

July 24, 2022

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Austin residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actu... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin and the Maintenance Mindset

July 17, 2022

When it comes to their vehicles, some Austin residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Austin drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just m... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

July 10, 2022

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

July 3, 2022

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Austin drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulde... More