Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock in Round Rock

January 2, 2019

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Round Rock, Texas

December 30, 2018

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Round Rock 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 engine of the cl... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock Advice on What to Do After You Buy

December 23, 2018

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Round Rock drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Round Rock area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, whe... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

December 17, 2018

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

December 9, 2018

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Round Rock drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Round Rock. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hi... More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

December 2, 2018

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Round Rock car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Round Rock, Texas, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering a... More

Hitting The Brakes In Round Rock

November 25, 2018

Hello Round Rock, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck roll... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock

November 18, 2018

Hello Round Rock! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Texas vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to r... More

Procrastination Prevention in Round Rock

November 12, 2018

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Round Rock Motorists

November 4, 2018

Round Rock residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in th... More