Automotive Detective Work in Riverview

January 17, 2021

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Riverview. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when so... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

March 1, 2020

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Cont... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

January 26, 2020

Modern Riverview vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute thi... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview

November 24, 2019

Okay. You went to your local Riverview car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the neares... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

May 19, 2019

When we Riverview residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his a... More