Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Riverview road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine...
Posted in Parts
on October 20, 2019
Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 13, 2019
Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Riverview area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, the...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 06, 2019
Local Riverview 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 tra...
Posted in Parts
on September 29, 2019
If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB....
Posted in Monitoring System
on September 22, 2019
Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Riverview. If you took an informal poll around Riverview you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not s...
Posted in Steering
on September 15, 2019
Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Riverview with recommended inte...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 08, 2019
In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 01, 2019
Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible.
For one thing, it's important to describe your p...
Posted in Did You Know
on August 25, 2019
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Riverview automo...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 18, 2019