Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock: Serpentine Belt System Wear

September 26, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Round Rock drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not com... More

Breathe Deep in Round Rock With a New Cabin Air Filter

September 19, 2021

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Round Rock auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to... More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

September 12, 2021

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

September 5, 2021

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... More