PCV Valve: What Is It?

May 9, 2021

Most Austin drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicl... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

January 1, 2021

Hello Austin! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Texas vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regul... More

Austin Exhaust and Emissions Service

August 11, 2019

Many Austin residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Au... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Passing the Smell Test

February 5, 2018

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Austin residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Texas folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we f... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Service for Your Exhaust System

October 18, 2017

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

March 20, 2017

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More