Car Care Tips

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing.Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Pflugerville, Texas

Pflugerville auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Pflugerville, Texas, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take go... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Pflugerville

With high fuel prices in Pflugerville, Texas, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do s... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Pflugerville

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Pflugerville area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Pflugerville

A lot of people get custom wheels in Pflugerville. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that.Consulting your Tuffy Tire... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pflugerville Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Pflugerville 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 powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolan... Read More

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

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... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pflugerville Alternator Replacement Service in Pflugerville

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Pflugerville is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane ... Read More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... Read More

The New Blade in Town

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look.One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... Read More

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