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Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Riverview Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Riverview driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Riverview residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of th... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Riverview

Your browser does not support the video tag. Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Riverview, FL: Transmission Service

Your browser does not support the video tag. So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it u... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Riverview. The timing belt’s important jo... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Riverview in Riverview

Your browser does not support the video tag. The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmis... Read More

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