How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

May 16, 2021

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Spring Hill

May 9, 2021

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Spring Hill use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Tire ... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

May 2, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Tire Replacement: What Spring Hill Drivers Need to Know

April 25, 2021

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Spring Hill

April 18, 2021

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Spring Hill drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmissio... More

Recommended Spring Hill Service Intervals

April 11, 2021

Everyone in Spring Hill, FL, knows we are advised to go to our Spring Hill dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Spring Hill residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tel... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

April 4, 2021

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Weather Station on Wheels (Vehicle Sensor Maintenance)

March 28, 2021

You probably never thought about it, but your vehicle is like a rolling weather station. It can check the outside temperature, let you know when the roads are slippery and help you deal with rain. And how it does all those things is pretty cool. First, just like any weather station, a vehicle ha... More

Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)

March 21, 2021

The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo... More

Battery Basics for Spring Hill

March 14, 2021

It's important for Spring Hill drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold FL weather. Most Spring Hill area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. How... More