Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin in Austin

August 29, 2021

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

January 10, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Austin.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt... More

Transmission Care in Austin, Texas

February 16, 2020

Do you have any plans around Austin, Texas, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stock... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Austin

April 14, 2019

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Austin drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission wil... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Austin

April 8, 2018

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

February 13, 2018

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Austin. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understand... More

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

January 15, 2018

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Austin drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Texas to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper tr... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

April 16, 2017

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Austin drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Austin. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stu... More

Austin Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

January 2, 2017

Any Austin driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Austin residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is th... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin: Timing Belt Overview

May 15, 2016

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Austin. The timing belts important job is... More