Car Care Tips

Busting Automotive Myths in Riverview, FL

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... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview On Your Serpentine Belt

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... Read More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

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... Read More

Winter Watch List (Winter Maintenance Items)

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... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview

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... Read More

Straight Ahead (Wheel Alignment)

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 ... Read More

Good Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview Equals Good Fuel Economy in Riverview

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... Read More

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

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... Read More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

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... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview Service Advisor

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... Read More

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