Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Bradenton?

July 26, 2020

Today's Tuffy Bradenton article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Bradenton drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in FL who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket sta... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your FL Driving

July 19, 2020

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Bradenton knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Bradenton area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartmen... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

July 12, 2020

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

July 5, 2020

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why. Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes... More