Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ...
Posted in Fluids
on October 13, 2019
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experi...
Posted in Service Intervals
on October 06, 2019
Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Texas spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving i...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 29, 2019
Hello Pflugerville, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critic...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 22, 2019
There was a man in the Pflugerville area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Texas highway s...
Posted in Steering
on September 15, 2019
Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into...
Posted in Automotive News
on September 08, 2019
Every Pflugerville car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 01, 2019
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engi...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 25, 2019
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 Tire & Auto Service Center Pflugerville we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itse...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on August 18, 2019
All Pflugerville drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Pflugerville.First...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 11, 2019