Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

August 22, 2021

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Port Orange ... 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

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

April 25, 2021

At Tuffy Port Orange we've had a lot of Port Orange customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Florida. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of ... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

February 28, 2021

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine'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

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Port Orange

August 9, 2020

Good vehicle care for us Port Orange residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diff... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Port Orange

May 31, 2020

Every Port Orange car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. ... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

May 17, 2020

If you're reading this article in Port Orange, Florida, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Port Orange tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. ... More