Car Care Tips

October 2018

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 a lot... 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 maintained... 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 fol... 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 yo... 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 ever ... Read More

Saving Lives in Winter Springs with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Winter Springs, Florida, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important th... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Winter Springs Tune Up

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surpris... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Winter Springs

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Winter Springs area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Wi... Read More

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