Car Care Tips

April 2017

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

What's up with Diesels in Melbourne?

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 vehicle... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Melbourne

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 bu... Read More

Melbourne Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

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... Read More

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 al... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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. ... Read More

Hey Melbourne Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 distract... Read More

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera Automotive Tips: Alternator

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 ... Read More

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