On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

August 23, 2020

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

September 1, 2019

Okay. You went to your local Austin car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest A... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

March 5, 2018

When we Austin residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abil... More

Automotive Detective Work in Austin

October 10, 2017

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Austin. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms whe... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

September 12, 2016

Modern Austin vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute things... More

Automotive Detective Work In Austin

February 5, 2016

Theres a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Austin. Figuring out whats wrong with your SUV has a lot of similarities to figuring out whats wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something g... More