Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

November 15, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Rotor Problems

November 1, 2020

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Austin.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less ... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

January 26, 2020

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Austin drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Texas driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Cent... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Advice on What to Do After You Buy

February 17, 2019

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Austin drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Austin area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when famili... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

June 14, 2018

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Austin drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and s... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

January 30, 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Austin area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indicati... More

Hitting the Brakes in Austin

September 5, 2017

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Austin drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection.... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Austin, Texas Vehicle

February 12, 2017

How do Austin drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Texas consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Texas seller must certify the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.To have your odometer checked in Aust... More

Hitting The Brakes In Austin

April 25, 2016

Hello Austin, let's talk about But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a loca... More

What To Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Austin

February 26, 2016

So you've bought a used car in the Austin area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Austin area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you've sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to... More