Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Melbourne drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not com... Read More

To Save Gas Around Melbourne: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Florida on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Florida drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Melbourne who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel eco... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Melbourne Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Melbourne 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... Read More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts perform... Read More

Steer Right in Melbourne

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Melbourne drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent ye... Read More

Defensive Driving in Melbourne, Florida

There was a man in the Melbourne area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Florida highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

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 Melbo... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Melbourne residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluid... Read More

A New Battery in Melbourne

Hello Melbourne drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Melbourne, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing ... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Melbourne man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be "no." Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his ca... Read More

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