Car Care Tips

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?

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 c... Read More

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

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 p... 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

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera in Melbourne

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Melbourne drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Florida driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Viera, our team will check your brake syst... Read More

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

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Melbourne drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) ... Read More

Power Steering Service in Melbourne

Most Melbourne drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the p... Read More

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