Car Care Tips

Power Steering Service in Winter Springs

Most Winter Springs 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 ... Read More

Should Winter Springs Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the fol... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Winter Springs drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near th... Read More

Winter Springs Exhaust and Emissions Service

Many Winter Springs residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs is really... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Winter Springs

Some Winter Springs drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Winter Springs, you should be aware of safety issues, Florida towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is impor... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Winter Springs

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Winter Springs 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 maintain... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item.  The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked.  Well, some of the time.  Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers.  It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs in Winter Springs

There are a lot of drivers in Winter Springs who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Florida these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Winter Springs f... Read More

Cool Running in Winter Springs

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

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Modern vehicles in and around Winter Springs run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Winter Springs drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than eve... Read More

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