If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in New Port Richey, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car r...
Posted in Fluids
on April 21, 2019
At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey we've had a lot of New Port Richey customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in FL. The median age of personal vehicles is now o...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 14, 2019
Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around New Port Richey on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 07, 2019
Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around New Port Richey, FL, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in FL are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europ...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 31, 2019
Hello New Port Richey - 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...
Posted in Drive Train
on March 24, 2019
Modern vehicles in and around New Port Richey run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for New Port Richey drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than e...
Posted in Parts
on March 17, 2019
All of us in New Port Richey 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 New Port Richey technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on March 10, 2019
There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about.
It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 03, 2019
How do New Port Richey drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect FL consumers against mileage fraud. It says a FL seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 25, 2019
New Port Richey drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the New Port Richey area, but it...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 17, 2019