Watching Your Check Engine Light

July 25, 2021

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Port Orange, Florida, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Port Orange area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fac... More

Air Conditioning Service in Port Orange

July 18, 2021

Hey Port Orange! Let's talk about one of our Florida summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Port Orange drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from t... More

PCV Valve Replacement

July 11, 2021

Hello Port Orange, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil ... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

July 4, 2021

Sometimes we hear people in Port Orange say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that com... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Port Orange: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Port Orange

June 27, 2021

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Port Orange drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Port Or... More

Make Your Battery Last

June 20, 2021

Today's report from Tuffy Port Orange is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Port Orange vehi... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

June 13, 2021

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

Tuffy Port Orange Fuel Saving Tip for Port Orange: Check Engine Light

June 6, 2021

Here's a question for Port Orange, Florida : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many condi... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

May 30, 2021

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: Alignment Inspection

May 23, 2021

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Port Orange drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Port Orange will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspensi... More