Let's talk about something critical for all Winter Springs drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order.Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:The wheel hub k...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on January 17, 2021
Why are wheel bearings for Winter Springs vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you d...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 10, 2021
Winter Springs auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Winter Springs, Florida, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will t...
Posted in Cooling System
on January 03, 2021
Hello Winter Springs - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you s...
Posted in Drive Train
on January 01, 2021
If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on December 27, 2020
If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on December 20, 2020
When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Winter Springs drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obj...
Posted in Automotive News
on December 13, 2020
Hi Winter Springs residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 06, 2020
A lot of us Winter Springs drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Florida motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 29, 2020
If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road.A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 22, 2020