Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

November 14, 2021

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Port Orange

August 29, 2021

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Port Orange Drivers

November 22, 2020

Knowing how their engine works can help Port Orange drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down... More

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

September 13, 2020

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... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

March 6, 2020

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Port Orange.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing... More