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

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

Fuel Filter Service in Austin, Texas

February 9, 2020

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More

Diesel Maintenance for Texas

January 19, 2020

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Texas friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel eng... More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

November 17, 2019

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin for a check up.In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. ... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin for Better Performance

September 29, 2019

Hi Austin residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the eng... More