Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Austin Drivers

December 4, 2022

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Austin auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they n... More

Fuel Injectors

June 20, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Austin with a carburetor rolled out of the Texas dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Austin, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine contr... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

June 12, 2022

There's a lot of auto advice in Texas right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to be ... More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

February 13, 2022

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Austin drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintena... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

October 31, 2021

For those of you in Austin, Texas who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 2... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Austin, Texas

September 26, 2021

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Austin area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean ... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

June 27, 2021

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Austin area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Austin can conserve fue... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Texas Driving

April 4, 2021

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Austin knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Austin area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and ... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

August 2, 2020

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Austin

May 17, 2020

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Austin, Texas, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Austin streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the ga... More