Keeping Your Cool (Water Pump Replacement)

November 20, 2022

No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important for your vehicle's engine to remain cool, calm, and collected. Well, cool, anyway. If your vehicle has a gasoline engine, it's powered by a bunch of explosions involving spark plugs, pistons, gasoline, and air. And the by-product of all ... More

Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)

November 13, 2022

When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades. You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jump across a gap at its tip. Years ago, a vehicle's 12-volt system had to produce 15,000-25,000 volts t... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Springs

November 6, 2022

Most Winter Springs folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Winter Springs market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that ... More

Staying In Charge (Alternator Repair)

October 30, 2022

Seems like these days, we're hearing about more and more electric or hybrid vehicles. Keep in mind that conventional gasoline internal combustion vehicles have important electrical components, too, and it's important to make sure they're operating at their peak. In a vehicle with a gasoline engi... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

October 23, 2022

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

October 16, 2022

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Winter Springs Vehicle

October 9, 2022

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Winter Springs area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you g... More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

October 2, 2022

Most Winter Springs drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Florida folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Winter Springs drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there s... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

September 25, 2022

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)

September 18, 2022

If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presents. There are many things that can cause a vehicle to give off a gasoline odor. One of the easi... More