Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

October 27, 2019

Modern vehicles in and around Riverview run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Riverview drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have mor... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

October 20, 2019

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 accessories. It r... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

September 29, 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 travel kit tailored t... More

Timing Belt

February 3, 2019

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinde... More

PCV Valve Replacement

December 23, 2018

Hello Riverview, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

October 29, 2018

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A ... More