Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

June 13, 2021

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the New Port Richey area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indica... More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey

June 6, 2021

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in New Port Richey can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey Alternator Replacement Service in New Port Richey

May 30, 2021

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around New Port Richey is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and la... More

FL: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

May 23, 2021

FL residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a g... More

Engine Hydration for New Port Richey Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

May 16, 2021

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

May 9, 2021

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

May 2, 2021

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)

April 25, 2021

You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes. They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and literally punch holes in the road. And when your vehicle hits one of those holes that's big enough, the... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

April 18, 2021

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

April 11, 2021

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More