Car Care Tips

Smart Winter Haven Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. T... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Winter Haven, Florida

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Winter Haven area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engin... Read More

It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this rea... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Winter Haven

With the recent focus in the Winter Haven area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Winter Haven drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition ... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Haven

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the jour... Read More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in or... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Haven: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Winter Haven drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obj... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Winter Haven Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Winter Haven service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulat... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Winter Haven

As Winter Haven consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Florida, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking c... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

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