Drive Train Service in Austin at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

March 14, 2021

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Austin

February 28, 2021

One Austin automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Austin, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transm... More

The Best Test

September 20, 2020

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

April 12, 2020

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... 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

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

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Austin?

January 1, 2019

There is a clear and vocal demand in Austin and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Texas market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Austin area roads today, and many more being developed. ... More

Are There Blind Spots in Austin?

July 9, 2018

All Austin drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Austin.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can g... More

Differential Service in Austin, Texas - What You Need to Know

May 15, 2018

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Austin, Texas, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. So... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Texas Roads?

October 31, 2017

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Texas spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving i... More