Water Pump

November 29, 2020

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Port Orange Drivers

November 22, 2020

Knowing how their engine works can help Port Orange drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Port Orange

November 15, 2020

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Port Orange area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Port Orange ... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

November 8, 2020

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Port Orange area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

November 1, 2020

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Port Orange in Port Orange

October 25, 2020

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Port Orange road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pum... More

The Tuffy Port Orange Guide to Custom Wheels

October 18, 2020

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Port Orange drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: Signs of an Alignment Problem

October 11, 2020

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Port Orange drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. ... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

October 4, 2020

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

Port Orange Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

September 27, 2020

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Port Orange drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Port Orange drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most ... More