Car Care Tips

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like.  You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them.  You have to constantly make steering adjustments.  Loose steering is slop... Read More

Bradenton Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Bradenton on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manu... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Bradenton Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Bradenton drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't l... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Bradenton drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Bradenton can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like fr... Read More

Steering Clear in Bradenton

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... Read More

Tracking True in Bradenton: Wheel Alignment

At Tuffy Bradenton, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Bradenton alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then the... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Bradenton

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Bradenton area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Bradenton drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but... Read More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Bradenton Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Bradenton drivers don't always extend thos... Read More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Bradenton

Okay. You went to your local Bradenton car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Bradenton service center, but on the way, the Check ... Read More

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