Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

July 24, 2022

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Austin residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actu... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

July 4, 2021

Hello Texas! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll hav... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

May 16, 2021

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

December 6, 2020

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Austin Drivers

January 18, 2020

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Austin drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even caus... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Making a Battery Last Longer

May 26, 2019

One thing all Austin drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deep... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

April 21, 2019

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin service advisor will know ... More

Make Your Battery Last

February 24, 2019

Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 perce... More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

January 27, 2019

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Austin, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive ar... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

January 7, 2019

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More