The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)

February 21, 2021

Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode. Here are a few things that will breathe fresh energy into anyone's car, SUV, truck or van. First thing is a good cleaning, especially underneath. If you... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

February 14, 2021

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

February 7, 2021

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

January 31, 2021

If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission. After all, it's not moving smoothly down the road. But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have nev... More

The Edible Engine

January 24, 2021

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Conventional or Synthetic? (Switching to Synthetic Oil)

January 17, 2021

If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil. It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it. Mobil's oil was different from conventional motor oil because it was first broken down to its basic molecules. Then, Mobil removed additional imp... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Pflugerville

January 10, 2021

There's a segment of the Pflugerville 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 will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 ki... More

Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)

January 3, 2021

The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pflugerville in Pflugerville

January 1, 2021

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Pflugerville drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Texas driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pflugerville, our team will check your brake system an... More

In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)

December 27, 2020

It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility. Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind. So here are a few tips on how to keep your windows from fogging up when there's a chill in the air. You probably know fog is really condensation... More