Car Care Tips

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Austin?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Austin and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Texas market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Austin area roads today, and many more being de... Read More

Cool Running in Austin

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find ... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

These days many people in the Austin area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service ... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Austin, Texas

Myths passed around our Austin, Texas community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern dec... Read More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas in Texas has got people in Austin talking. It seems that Austin folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fu... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Austin drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wro... Read More

Stay Safe in Austin by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Austin resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Texas rescue workers. Rescue workers and Austin police are well aware of this diffi... Read More

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Austin resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to ... Read More

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