PCV Valve Replacement

June 19, 2022

Hello Austin, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

May 3, 2020

Modern vehicles in and around Austin run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Austin drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really str... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

April 26, 2020

Local Austin roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Austin would h... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

July 21, 2019

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Austin road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - w... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

July 16, 2017

Like everything in the Texas automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Texas drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Austin roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, help... More

Austin Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

March 27, 2016

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Austin, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft ... More

Serpentine Belt Service At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin In Austin

December 24, 2015

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Austin freeway? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; th... More