No one in Austin, Texas, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Texas fuel prices, however, have spurred Austin drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel ...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 11, 2017
People near Austin, Texas, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Austin, Texas, service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin...
Posted in Service Intervals
on April 03, 2017
No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Austin, Texas, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Austin, Texas, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. The ...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 27, 2017
Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th...
Posted in Exhaust
on March 20, 2017
Hello Austin drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Austin, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a ne...
Posted in Fluids
on March 12, 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...
Posted in Steering
on March 05, 2017
All new passenger vehicles on our Austin, Texas roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is t...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 28, 2017
Ask any Austin man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car i...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 20, 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 Au...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 12, 2017
Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Austin families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents ...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on February 07, 2017