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AAA HALLOWEEN TIPS

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FROM AAA Partygoers & HostsMake plans to get home safely. If intending to consume alcohol, make plans to get home safely by selecting a designated driver or ensuring cab service is available from the party location.Consider an overnight stay. If attending a party at a ... Read More

Breathe Free in Bradenton: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Bradenton

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Bradenton drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar ... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Bradenton, FL, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Bradenton drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understand... Read More

How Much is Enough for Sarasota Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Sarasota drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that "bald" tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance,... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Modern vehicles in and around Bradenton run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Bradenton drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. Th... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Bradenton

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Bradenton drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tran... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Bradenton, FL? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped flashing, but ... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Bradenton, FL who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnost... Read More

Shake It up in Bradenton!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of ... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Bradenton

Night driving in Bradenton is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night – much of that simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't... Read More

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