The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

January 1, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

February 4, 2019

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

November 19, 2018

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in FL was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed w... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Bradenton

March 12, 2018

Hello Bradenton . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Bradenton drivers?First of all, the Che... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

October 10, 2015

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 transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting ge... More

Transmission Care In Bradenton FL

August 11, 2015

Call Tuffy Bradenton to make an appointment to check your transmission in Bradenton. 5900 State Road 70 East Bradenton, FL 34203 941.751.1818 Do you have any plans around Bradenton FL for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be... More

Smooth Shifting in Bradenton FL: Transmission Service

June 26, 2015

So you have some exciting plans for the FL weekend. Youre going to take some of your Bradenton, FL friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, youve gotten the boat all ready. And you havent forgotten about your tow vehicle. Youve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. ... More

The Tuffy Bradenton Guide To Caring For Your Transmission

November 7, 2014

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Bayshore Gardens car owners only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Bayshore Gardens. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as... More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Bradenton in Bradenton

October 30, 2014

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Bradenton auto owners to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for FL car owners to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilom... More