Car Care Tips

October 2020

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

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