Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

December 4, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every New Port Richey driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Ser... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey Fuel Saving Tip for New Port Richey: Check Engine Light

November 27, 2022

Here's a question for New Port Richey, FL : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many condit... More

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

November 20, 2022

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

Defensive Driving in New Port Richey, FL

November 13, 2022

There was a man in the New Port Richey area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local FL highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home i... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

November 6, 2022

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More

Rotation Explanation (Tire Rotation Patterns)

October 30, 2022

You may notice that when you get your vehicle's oil changed, your service adviser may recommend that you have your tires rotated at the same time. The reasons are simple. That will allow your tires to wear more evenly and reduce the noise your tires make as you drive down the road. There are di... More

A Hot Mess (AC System-Compresser)

October 23, 2022

Air conditioning used to be a real luxury in a vehicle, but now it's standard in most. Your vehicle's air conditioning system is built to last a pretty long time, but like anything mechanical, sometimes it fails. It helps to know a little about how the A/C works. There's a compressor that press... More

No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)

October 16, 2022

Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging? Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina. Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't get better the older they get. And here's the important thing to know, even if they can still pass a tread... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey On Your Serpentine Belt

October 9, 2022

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our New Port Richey, FL, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Th... More

Not-So-Smooth Operator (Transmission Signs of Trouble)

October 2, 2022

You are heading down a flat, newly paved street when all of a sudden you feel it. Your vehicle jumps a little bit when you're accelerating and changing gears. You know it's not the surface of the road because it's smooth as silk. So what did you just feel? That kind of jumpingor grinding or sl... More