Car Care Tips

November 2020

Keeping Your Austin Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Austin house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out commo... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

Many Austin drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Austin area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Austin drivers, that look includes b... Read More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... Read More

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator.T... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Austin.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less ... Read More

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