Car Care Tips

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

Video: With front-wheel drive being so common these days in St. Johns , Florida, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most St. Johns drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understand... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in St. Johns

Video: As St. Johns consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Florida, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Florida Roads?

Video: Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Florida spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: At Tuffy St. Johns we get a lot of St. Johns drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Florida, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Video: Today's report from Tuffy St. Johns is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of St. Johns vehicl... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

Video: At Tuffy St. Johns we've had a lot of St. Johns customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Florida. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all... Read More

Differential Service in St. Johns , Florida - What You Need to Know

Video: Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in St. Johns , Florida, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a different... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Video: Modern vehicles in and around St. Johns run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for St. Johns drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This re... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy St. Johns: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Video: Repair or Replace? That’s a question St. Johns drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the sh... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy St. Johns: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy St. Johns we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be repla... Read More


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