If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.One driver in Florida was heading to work on a hot July day and noti...
Posted in Transmission
on January 19, 2020
When the weather turns cold, it's nice to crank up the furnace and enjoy the heat. But if your home's furnace doesn't work, it's not too comfortable. Same goes with your vehicle. When the heater's not working, things can get miserable. It could also signal some major problems, which we'll discuss...
Posted in Cooling System
on January 12, 2020
Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Pensacola drivers don't always extend thos...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on January 05, 2020
Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Pensacola knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Pensacola area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools....
Posted in Fuel System
on January 01, 2020
Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Pensacola service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Cont...
Posted in Diagnostics
on December 29, 2019
When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges. Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze. Just thinking about it can get your heart beating faster. So here are some tips for getting ready for those inevitable colder temperatures.Mak...
Posted in Winter Prep
on December 22, 2019
Sometimes busy Pensacola residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Florida in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced ...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 15, 2019
All modern Pensacola vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Pensacola drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right ...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 08, 2019
Pensacola drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 01, 2019
Any Pensacola 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 Pensacola residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 24, 2019