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 ...
Posted in Steering
on November 18, 2018
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...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 12, 2018
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...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 04, 2018
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...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 28, 2018
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...
Posted in Safety
on October 28, 2018
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...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 27, 2018
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. ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 26, 2018
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...
Posted in Drive Train
on October 25, 2018
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 ...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 24, 2018
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...
Posted in Parts
on October 23, 2018