Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav...
Posted in Suspension
on January 13, 2019
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 ...
Posted in Fluids
on January 07, 2019
Winter Springs drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on January 02, 2019
People near Winter Springs, Florida, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs 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 Winter Springs, Florida, service advisor at Tuffy Tire &...
Posted in Service Intervals
on December 30, 2018
Hello Winter Springs drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Winter Springs, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As thi...
Posted in Fluids
on December 23, 2018
Higher Winter Springs fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Winter Springs drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during month...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on December 16, 2018
As Winter Springs consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Florida, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 09, 2018
All of us in Winter Springs know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let y...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on December 02, 2018
The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 25, 2018
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