Fuel for Thought

January 23, 2022

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey Guide to Servicing Your Differential

January 16, 2022

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for New Port Richey drivers. A lot of us in New Port Richey don't know what a differential is or wha... More

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey in New Port Richey

January 9, 2022

Many New Port Richey drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the i... More

Good Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey Equals Good Fuel Economy in New Port Richey

January 2, 2022

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us New Port Richey drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in FL, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preven... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey

January 1, 2022

Hello New Port Richey . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for New Port Richey drivers?First of all, th... More

Drive Train Service in New Port Richey at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey

December 26, 2021

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

New Port Richey Customer Detective Work

December 19, 2021

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey

December 12, 2021

Anyone who drives a car in New Port Richey knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engi... More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

December 5, 2021

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... More

Don't Stack the Mat

November 28, 2021

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More