Car Care Tips

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in FL was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed w... Read More

Tuffy Bradenton Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Bradenton service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates ... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Bradenton

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav... Read More

Brake Service at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Bradenton drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every FL driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Bradenton, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Bradenton man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his ca... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Bradenton Drivers

When people in Bradenton talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around FL? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or... Read More

Tuffy Bradenton Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Bradenton automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Bradenton conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire wi... Read More

Bradenton Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Bradenton, but not in your vehicle. When Bradenton residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more c... Read More

A Cold Day in Bradenton – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Bradenton

Most Bradenton drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy FL highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Bradenton rush hour, but so can a long ride ... Read More

Tuffy Bradenton Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Tuffy Bradenton technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An ai... Read More

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