Tuffy Bradenton Advice on Buying New Tires

July 25, 2021

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Bradenton driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all FL seasons.Bradenton off-roaders should be excited about the options avail... More

Tuffy Bradenton Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

July 18, 2021

FL service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Bradenton drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Bradenton fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicl... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

July 11, 2021

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

July 4, 2021

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... More

Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)

June 27, 2021

Who thinks about their fuel gauge? You probably don't until it doesn't work any more. Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the road. Fuel gauges, like every other part in your vehicle, can fail. And when yours stops working, you will probably... More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

June 20, 2021

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface. But they don't last forever. With care and ... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

June 13, 2021

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

June 6, 2021

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

The New Blade in Town

May 30, 2021

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

May 23, 2021

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... More