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 Europe ...
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 eve...
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 you...
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