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Fall and Spring Checkup in Melbourne

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal servi... Read More

Melbourne Exhaust and Emissions Service

Many Melbourne residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera is really a lot more co... Read More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Melbourne, Florida, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Melbourne, Florida:When an accident occurs, you should alway... Read More

Helping Melbourne Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Melbourne vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Melbourne vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – t... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Melbourne

Melbourne drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From t... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Melbourne drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in... Read More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local Melbourne roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Me... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Melbourne

Every Melbourne car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be rep... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Melbourne, Florida

Everyone in Melbourne, Florida eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Melbourne, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several cat... Read More

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