Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

July 25, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Riverview

July 18, 2021

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Riverview area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Riverview drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshi... More

Fuel Injectors

July 11, 2021

The last new American vehicles sold in Riverview with a carburetor rolled out of the FL dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Riverview, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine co... More

Saving Lives in Riverview with Tire Pressure

July 4, 2021

All new passenger vehicles on our Riverview, FL, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you st... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

June 27, 2021

When Riverview drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems... More

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

June 20, 2021

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

June 13, 2021

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Riverview. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Riverview drivers that visit Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riv... More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview

June 6, 2021

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alterna... More

Riverview Customer Detective Work

May 30, 2021

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in FL are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any give... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Riverview

May 23, 2021

As Riverview consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in FL, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff ... More