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), w...
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 th...
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 followi...
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