Engine Hydration for Austin Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

September 19, 2021

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

September 5, 2021

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

June 13, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

June 28, 2020

Austin residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Texas temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to ... More

Water Pump

October 27, 2019

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Keep Your Cool in Austin

July 7, 2019

Austin drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coo... More

Cool Running in Austin

December 31, 2018

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Austin, Texas

June 20, 2018

The cooling system keeps Texas vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Austin. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Austin drivers associate with the... More

Cooling System Components

March 20, 2018

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Austin auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Texas.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usually ... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

April 4, 2016

Anyone who drives a car in Austin knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good ... More