Car Care Tips

February 2016

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most FL auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as ... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Video: We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Bradenton drivers ... Read More

Save Fuel By Watching Your Weight

Video: Most Bradenton drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. FL folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Bradenton drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum . But is there something more we can do? Aft... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Video: Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Bradenton. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Bradenton drivers that visit Tuffy Bradenton is contaminated refr... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service At Tuffy Bradenton

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Anyone that drives a car in Bradenton knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it st... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Video: The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Bradenton drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more exp... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Bradenton, FL

Video: If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Bradenton, FL.Unless they drive a vintage car, Bradenton auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a sche... Read More

Tuffy Auto Repair Bradenton Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Video: Welcome to the Tuffy Auto Repair Bradenton automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Bradenton and Samoset motorists tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So h... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Bradenton Drivers

Video: Knowing how their engine works can help Bradenton car owners make informed decisions about car care and prevent expensive repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts. An engine’s power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a pisto... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

Video: No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the auto maker to issue recall notices to Bradenton residents and to fix the affect... Read More

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