Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

February 14, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

January 17, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)

December 13, 2020

If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong. After all, it never made that noise before, right? The sound you hear may becoming from a few sources. Let's take a look (or a listen) to some of the possibilities. First, you almost certainl... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

July 19, 2020

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Steering Clear in Austin

March 29, 2020

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Power Steering Service

March 5, 2017

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Defensive Driving in Austin, Texas

October 4, 2016

There was a man in the Austin area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just Kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Texas highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Au... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

June 8, 2016

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Austin auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central ... More

Power Steering Service In Austin

February 25, 2016

Most Austin drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power stee... More