A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

January 1, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Spring Hill in Spring Hill

December 27, 2020

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Spring Hill drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, b... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

December 20, 2020

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

How Do You Save Gas in Spring Hill, FL?

December 13, 2020

No one in Spring Hill, FL, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising FL fuel prices, however, have spurred Spring Hill drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel price... More

I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

December 6, 2020

Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... More

Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)

November 29, 2020

You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C. Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches down the road. Many vehicles have a temperature gauge on the dash that takes the temperature of the engi... More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Spring Hill

November 22, 2020

There are a lot of things in life that Spring Hill residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Spring Hill dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. Wh... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Spring Hill

November 15, 2020

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Spring Hill auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The centr... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

November 8, 2020

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

November 1, 2020

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More