Car Care Tips

March 2020

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Port Orange for Better Performance

Hi Port Orange residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in th... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles sold in Port Orange with a carburetor rolled out of the Florida dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Port Orange, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your ... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Port Orange residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology a... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Port Orange

Many Port Orange drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Port Orange area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Port Orange drivers, that ... Read More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Port Orange

Port Orange drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Port Orange area, but it does add quite a... Read More

Tuffy Port Orange: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Port Orange auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Port Orange, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Port Orange drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Port Orange article, we're focusin... Read More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Port Orange, Florida

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Port Orange, Florida, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Florida are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe h... Read More

In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)

It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou... Read More

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