Car Care Tips

March 2016

Tracking True in FL: Wheel Alignment in Palmetto

Video: The biggest issue for Sarasota area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton.... Read More

On Board Diagnostics For Your Engine

Video: Starting in 1996, Tuffy Bradenton service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer th... Read More

How To Get Better Gas Mileage In Bradenton

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Bradenton can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs ta... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Bradenton: Consider Winter Tires

Video: Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Bradenton drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. FL drivers ran out and... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmiss... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Bradenton

Video: So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Bradenton drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on FL roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vib... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Video: 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 a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bradenton: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Bradenton we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be repla... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Video: Hey Sarasota drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our FL streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Sarasota area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.2/32 is the depth of the tire trea... Read More

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