Port Orange Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

January 16, 2022

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Port Orange, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cranks... More

Nighttime Visibility in Port Orange

January 9, 2022

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Port Orange area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving decisi... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

January 2, 2022

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Port Orange. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Port Orange drivers that visit Tuffy Port Orange is contaminate... More

Hitting the Brakes in Port Orange

January 1, 2022

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Port Orange drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. T... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Port Orange

December 26, 2021

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Port Orange drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmissio... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

December 19, 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

Automotive Detective Work in Port Orange

December 12, 2021

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Port Orange. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when ... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Port Orange

December 5, 2021

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Port Orange

December 4, 2021

Many Port Orange drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: Air Conditioning Inspection

December 3, 2021

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Port Orange require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also so... More