Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview: Battery Testing

November 28, 2021

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Riverview drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one ... More

Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)

November 21, 2021

Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some of the traffic around you. Outside rearview (or door) mirrors are important safety devices that ... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

November 14, 2021

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Riverview drivers wan... More

Economics of Maintenance for Riverview Auto Owners

November 7, 2021

Buying a new car in Riverview is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Riverview who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having sec... More

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

October 31, 2021

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just way that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

Shake It up in Riverview!: Why Wheel Balancing

October 24, 2021

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

October 17, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Riverview

October 10, 2021

Riverview drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Riverview area, but it does add quite a bit... More

Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)

October 3, 2021

The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo... More

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

September 26, 2021

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly. A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... More