Many Melbourne drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessar...
Posted in Automotive News
on June 30, 2019
Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Florida environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Melbourne drivers very soon.For ...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 23, 2019
Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on June 16, 2019
Melbourne residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Florida temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while...
Posted in Cooling System
on June 09, 2019
Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Melbourne with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. ...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 02, 2019
Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Melbourne conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move t...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 26, 2019
We don't want to think about it, but each Melbourne resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Florida rescue workers.Rescue workers and Melbourne police are well aware of th...
Posted in Emergency Items
on May 19, 2019
Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Melbourne residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technol...
Posted in Fluids
on May 12, 2019
The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Melbourne use fuel filters.For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy ...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 05, 2019
Do you have any plans around Melbourne, Florida, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the co...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 28, 2019