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Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Bradenton

Video: Many Bradenton drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Bradenton area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Bradenton drivers, that look i... Read More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Bradenton

Video: Hello Bradenton! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them m... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Bradenton, FL

Video: The median age for cars in the Bradenton, FL area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Bradenton we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Bradenton area, bring it into Tuffy Bradenton for high-mileage maintenanc... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

Video: When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item.  The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked.  Well, some of the time.  Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers.  It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Bradenton

Video: For those of you in Bradenton, FL who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 2... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Bradenton

Video: Bradenton drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for FL auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Bradenton drivers to tell when a ra... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

Video: No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

Tuffy Bradenton Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Video: Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Bradenton residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can a... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Bradenton

Video: All modern Bradenton vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Bradenton drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right time—to be mixed with air and burned in th... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Rotor Problems

Video: The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Bradenton.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in le... Read More

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