Myths passed around our Riverview, FL community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 10, 2021
Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Riverview, FL, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then the...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 03, 2021
You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times. By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side. When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facility soon because you could have a serious problem.Many things can cause a vehicle to lean. You may have pro...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on January 01, 2021
Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months.Let's start with coolant levels. Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is in hot weather. Think of the term "anti-freeze." Your coolant needs to be adjusted for climate and temp...
Posted in Winter Prep
on December 27, 2020
When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Riverview 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 and shoes...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on December 20, 2020
If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do. Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out of alignment and you'll notice it in one of several ways.Your steering wheel may not be centered when ...
Posted in Automotive News
on December 13, 2020
Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Riverview drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in FL, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive m...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on December 06, 2020
Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention...
Posted in Monitoring System
on November 29, 2020
Warm weather or cold, Riverview drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Riverview people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenan...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on November 22, 2020
About 80% of the vehicles on Riverview roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in FL. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Other...
Posted in Service Standards
on November 15, 2020