For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)
June 19, 2022
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More
What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?
May 22, 2022
With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Austin, Texas, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Austin drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that ... More
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