Car Care Tips

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Bradenton

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for  Bradenton auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The c... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Bayshore Gardens

Hello Bradenton, let's talk about But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in FL: Winter Car Prep for Bradenton Drivers

When autumn comes around in Bradenton, leaves fall, nights get longer, and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Bradenton drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Braden... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Bradenton drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. ... Read More

To Save Gas Around Bradenton: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

  One topic that hits the news in FL on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some FL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Bradenton who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any wa... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Bradenton

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Bradenton area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving d... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Bradenton drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get, and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brake syste... Read More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

With Bradenton gas prices being what they are, many of us in FL are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Bradenton area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in FL. But ... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Bradenton

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the FL news. Bradenton people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Bradenton motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good comm... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Bradenton. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are e... Read More

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