In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Melbourne. The timing belt’s important jo...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 11, 2017
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. Melbourne drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.
Posted in Automotive News
on April 10, 2017
So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Melbourne?Is it:
A Soft Drink, or
Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you c...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 10, 2017
Melbourne residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and p...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 09, 2017
Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ...
Posted in Battery
on April 08, 2017
Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Melbourne drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Florida driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera, our team will check your brake syst...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on April 07, 2017
Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Melbourne drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 06, 2017
Most Melbourne drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the p...
Posted in Steering
on April 05, 2017