The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera Guide to Servicing Your Differential

April 26, 2017

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Melbourne drivers. A lot of us in Melbourne don't know what a differential is or what it'... More

What's up with Diesels in Melbourne?

April 17, 2017

Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North America... More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Melbourne

April 14, 2017

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have ... More

Melbourne Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

April 13, 2017

Let's talk about air quality in Melbourne. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Melbourne drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera

April 12, 2017

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Melbourne drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads an... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera: Timing Belt Overview

April 11, 2017

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 belts important job... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera: Signs of an Alignment Problem

April 10, 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. Wh... More

Hey Melbourne Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

April 10, 2017

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Melbourne?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? 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 cho... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

April 9, 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 pre... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera Automotive Tips: Alternator

April 8, 2017

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats 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 p... More