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Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Bradenton

Your browser does not support the video tag. There's a segment of the Bradenton area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and ... Read More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Bradenton, FL

Your browser does not support the video tag. The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Bradenton, FL: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Bradenton motoring public, but it does ad... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and ... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Bradenton we get a lot of Bradenton drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around FL, so it's important to know that the vehicle... Read More

Tuffy Bradenton Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Your browser does not support the video tag. All Bradenton service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt power... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Bradenton man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his ca... Read More

Keep Your Bradenton Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hey Bradenton - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The e... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

Your browser does not support the video tag. No matter how well they're made, vehicles 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 vehicle manufacturer to issue reca... Read More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Bradenton Technician Training

Bradenton consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have ... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Bradenton, FL

Your browser does not support the video tag. The median age for cars in the Bradenton, FL area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Bradenton we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Bradenton area, bring... Read More

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