Automotive Tips from Tuffy Round Rock: Rotor Problems

May 8, 2022

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in ROUND ROCK.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in l... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

November 21, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

June 13, 2021

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... More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Round Rock)

March 14, 2021

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock: Rotor Problems

September 20, 2020

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Round Rock.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in l... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Round Rock, Texas Vehicle

June 14, 2020

How do Round Rock drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Texas consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Texas seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Round ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock: Brake Noise

April 19, 2020

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Round Rock. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are e... More

Bad Vibes

March 15, 2020

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock

February 16, 2020

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Round Rock drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoe... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

August 4, 2019

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Round Rock area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication ... More