Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

December 27, 2020

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itsel... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

December 20, 2020

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in New Port Richey, FL, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most New Port Richey drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's under... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey: Tire Replacement Overview

December 13, 2020

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for New Port Richey drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey: Passing the Smell Test

December 6, 2020

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most New Port Richey residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All FL folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we fo... More