Pensacola drivers love their cars. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now Pensacola auto owners can’t...
Posted in Alignment
on March 20, 2014
Hey Pensacola! Let's talk about one of our Florida summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Pensacola auto owners to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs at...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on March 19, 2014
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Pensacola, it is easy to prevent.
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Posted in Cooling System
on March 18, 2014
The last new American cars sold in Pensacola with a carburetor rolled out of the Florida dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Pensacola and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Yo...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 17, 2014
Hello Pensacola drivers, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely vital 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 y...
Posted in Parts
on March 16, 2014
Most Pensacola drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes t...
Posted in Steering
on March 15, 2014
Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, "You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble." That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Pensacola driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pe...
Posted in Brakes
on March 14, 2014
So you’ve bought a used car in the Pensacola area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Pensacola area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems th...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on March 13, 2014
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Pensacola drivers think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pensacola is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 ...
Posted in Exhaust
on March 13, 2014