Car Care Tips

The Tuffy Port Orange Guide to Custom Wheels

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, ... Read More

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

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.... Read More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

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... Read More

Port Orange Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

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 ... Read More

Tuffy Port Orange Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... Read More

Ask Tuffy Port Orange: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... Read More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... Read More

That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)

You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on. Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depends.Sometimes that steam or vapor can be caused by water accumulating in the vent system after it has c... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Port Orange, Florida

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Port Orange, Florida.Unless they drive a vintage car, Port Orange auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual h... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Port Orange we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be rep... Read More

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