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Below 45 Degrees in Austin: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Austin drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Texas drivers ran out and b... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Austin

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Austin area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Austin d... Read More

Blind Spot Safety for Austin Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Austin, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Austin drivers' ... Read More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin service a... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Austin

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 trans... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin we've had a lot of Austin customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Texas. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years.... Read More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Austin Drivers

Austin residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel nee... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Fuel Saving Tip for Austin: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Austin, Texas : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many con... Read More

Austin Road Trip Preparation

People from Austin, Texas, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Texas road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but yo... Read More

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